Livorno bolstered their squad on transfer deadline day with three additions, with Erjon Bogdani the pick of the bunch.
Bogdani had been expected to join Roma after a fee was agreed, but Livorno made a late bid and landed him on a one-year loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The Albania international is looking forward to some regular football with Livorno, which is why he rejected the chance to join Roma.
"I am looking for a side that will let me play regular first-team football, but at Roma I would have only been on the bench," he said.
Bogdani has been joined by Alvarez and De Vezze although the signings failed to prevent Livorno slipping to a 4-2 weekend defeat to Palermo.