Sao Paulo to invite the Reds over to play in legendary keeper’s testimonial.
Liverpool are set to be invited to fly to Brazil in January to take part in the testimonial match for legendary Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, report the Mail, but will have to balance whether it is worth taking part in such an occasion considering the glut of Premier League and cup games that they will face during the period.
Serie A giants AC Milan are believed to be the other club who Sao Paulo and Ceni are considering to invite over for the showpiece occasions, which could be more attractive as they are not in continental competition this season, but Sao Paulo are believed to favour Liverpool in a repeat of the match that the two sides played in the 2005 Club World Cup final in Japan, which saw the Brazilian side lift the trophy.
Ceni, who is retiring at the age of 41, is one of the most colourful characters in Brazilian football over the last two decades, captaining Sao Paulo to a number of honours and also catching the eye for the fact that he takes set pieces, finishing with well over 100 career goals, an incredible feat for a goalkeeper.
Whether the Reds see being involved in such a prestigious event is worth flying across the world during a period of Premier League fixtures remains to be seen, although their key players would be unlikely to be involved for too long in the friendly match.