Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alexander Doni from Roma

Alexander Doni
Doni made 19 appearances for Roma in the 2010/11 season

Liverpool have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Alexander Doni from Roma as back-up for first-choice Pepe Reina.

The 31-year-old joins the Reds after passing a medical, but Liverpool did not disclose financial details of the deal or the length of his contract.

Doni has 10 caps for Brazil and played 179 times over six seasons for Roma.

Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli said: "We are getting a very experienced goalkeeper who is used to handling the pressure of big games."

Comolli continued: "He is suited to English football. He is big and good in the air and his distribution is quick as well.

"When you play for Roma for years and years, the pressure at that club in that city is tremendous, so the fact he can handle that shows he can take anything.

"He also had a very good end of last season with Roma, so we are very pleased."

Doni follows Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing in agreeing to join Liverpool since the end of the 2010/2011 season.