Xavier backs Nuno for Reds
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
After just completing his switch across Stanley Park from Everton, Xavier believes that Gomes would be a great addition to the Anfield squad.
The Reds have been linked with the Fiorentina star for some time, and Xavier says that he would be perfectly suited to life in England, and Merseyside in particular.
"It would be great for him and for Liverpool if he ended up joining us," said Xavier.
"I am quite certain he would be an outstanding signing.
"Nuno is a great goalscorer and also very technically gifted. Having played in England for three years myself, I have no doubt that his style of play would be perfectly suited to The Premiership.
"Hopefully with me around it would be another reason for choosing Liverpool, because having a fellow countryman at the club would help him settle."
Xavier has just been handed the vacant number three shirt in Gerard Houllier's squad since his controversial move from Goodison Park, but he hopes that The Toffees' fans will understand the reasons behind his move.
"I hope the guys at Everton understand my decision. I had a great time at Everton and have lots of fond memories of everyone at the club and the supporters. It was simply too good an opportunity to turn down.
"I am so excited by the prospect of playing for one of the best and most famous clubs in the world.
"I'm just pleased and relieved it has worked out because from the moment I knew there was genuine interest, I wanted to go to Anfield.
"Just stepping out in a Liverpool shirt will be a great experience for me. And the prospect of being in the Champions League makes it even better."