Liverpool complete Doni capture

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Updated: July 15, 2011

Liverpool have completed the signing goalkeeper Alexander Doni from Italian side Roma.

The 31-year-old Brazilian has joined on a free transfer after agreeing personal terms and completing a medical.

Doni, who has 10 caps for his country, will provide back-up and competition for Liverpool number one Jose Reina.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.tv Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli said: “We are delighted to sign Doni.

“It’s a position we felt we had to strengthen because it will allow our young goalkeepers to go on loan and get some experience at some point during the season, which is crucial in their development.”

“We are getting a very experienced goalkeeper who is used to handling the pressure of big games and international matches with Brazil. He had a very good end of last season with Roma, so we are very pleased.

“When you come here and know you will be a number two behind Pepe, what’s important for us is the attitude and mentality off the pitch and in the changing room.

He’s got to be supportive of the number one but also be aggressive enough to push the number one on a daily basis, and I think Doni represents all that.

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