Cavalieri set for Cesena
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Liverpool keeper Diego Cavalieri is set to join Cesena after the Trabzonspor tie.
Last Updated: 18/08/10 3:58pm
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri is set to join Cesena after the Europa League tie against Trabzonspor.
Cavalieri has been unable to dislodge Jose Reina at Anfield since the Brazilian keeper joined Liverpool from Palmeiras two years ago.
He has made 10 appearances during his time on Merseyside, but has not featured once in the Premier League for the Reds.
The 27-year-old is now set to link up with Cesena and will travel to Italy following Thursday's Europa League play-off against Trabzonspor.
"Diego has done a marvellous job for the last three years," said Reds boss Hodgson, who has signed Brad Jones from Middlesbrough as a replacement.
"He's a very good goalkeeper and a very good person, but he made it clear to me at the start of the season that after three years of watching Pepe play every week he might, if he's not careful, lose his goalkeeping ability or his status as a first-team goalkeeper.
"He made it clear he'd like to leave and find a club where he'll be able to play on a regular basis, so we set about the task of finding someone we thought would be as good a complement to Pepe Reina as Cavalieri has been.
"That's why Brad Jones has come in. He's the man we've chosen to back up Reina, put him under pressure and, most importantly, be ready to play.
"Diego will travel to Cesena after the game tomorrow night for a medical."