Fluminense midfielder Wagner has said that the former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri was one of the main reasons for the 2-0 win over Náutico the club achieved this weekend. The former Liverpool goalkeeper completed his move to Fluminense after failing to break into the first-team at the Merseyside club.

He has been an inspirational figure at Fluminense after he has starred in many good performances over the last couple of seasons. He was once again at his best in the match against Náutico. Fluminense might have managed a comfortable looking 2-0 win, but the scoreline did not tell the whole story according to the midfielder Wagner.

The 29-year-old was not getting as many first-team opportunities as he would have liked after initially completing his move to the Brazilian club back in 2011. However, this season has been totally different because he has been used often by the manager as the first choice goalkeeper. The regular football he has been experiencing has in turn led to a much better form. Wagner has said that the club would have certainly struggled to maintain their 2-0 advantage had not been for Diego Cavalieri in the match.

”They [Náutico] had many chances to score but we were more efficient, and besides that, we had Cavalieri who was in inspired form. ‘He played really well and he helped us get the win,” said the midfielder after the match. Meanwhile, the manager Abel Braga said that the former Liverpool goalkeeper will not be in the starting line-up for the match against Botafogo due to a virus. ”Cavalieri will not play against Botafogo. He hasn’t been able to do any specific work this week, and on Thursday he felt dizzy, he was vomiting and he had diarrhea,” Braga told reporters ahead of the match with Botafogo.