Cavalieri joins Cesena
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Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri has joined Serie A newcomers Cesena.

The Brazilian was signed by former Reds manager Rafael Benitez from Palmeiras in July 2008.

However, he was only ever considered back-up to first-choice keeper Pepe Reina and as a result made just 10 appearances for the first team.

The arrival last week of Middlesbrough's Brad Jones, who qualifies as a 'home-grown' player despite being an Australia international, signalled the end of Cavalieri's Anfield career.

Liverpool have confirmed Jones will now take over the number one shirt vacated by the Brazilian.