Ex-Liverpool defender Aurelio set for Gremio debut

Updated: 28 March 2013 18:03 IST

Former Liverpool and Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio is set to make his debut for Brazilian top-flight club Gremio.

Ex-Liverpool defender Aurelio set for Gremio debut
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Rio de Janeiro:

Former Liverpool and Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio is set to make his debut for Brazilian top-flight club Gremio, more than nine months after suffering a serious knee injury.

The 33-year-old trained freely Wednesday and was included in coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo's preliminary squad to face Cruzeiro in the Campeonato Gaucho Thursday, Xinhua reports.

Aurelio underwent surgery in July to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee suffered during a training exercise just days after signing with the Porto Alegre club.

He will compete for Gremio's left-back spot with Arsenal loanee Andre Santos and highly rated teenager Guilherme Biteco.

Aurelio was released by Liverpool in June last year after six seasons and 87 first-team appearances for the Merseyside club.

He also spent six years at Valencia having joined the Spanish outfit from Sao Paulo in September 2000.

Topics : Football Liverpool Bayern Munchen
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