Pepe Reina’s recent statements clearly suggest that he is not happy with the way the Liverpool management has treated him in recent times.
According to Reina, the Reds management didn’t make him aware that they were thinking about placing him on loan somewhere else and that’s something the Spanish goalkeeper didn’t like at all.
The manager of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, signed the former Sunderland goalie Simon Mignolet during the pre-season transfer window. But, despite that, Reina was supposed to be his first choice shot stopper because of his huge experience of playing in the Premier League. But, to the surprise of the fans, Rodgers loaned Reina out to Napoli.
Talking to the reporters a few days back, Reina said, “They should have told me that they were looking to place me on loan. They didn’t do that and that’s disappointing.”
“I admit that in professional football, you have to take tough decisions sometimes, but, I think I should have been treated better.”
On the other hand, Brendan Rodgers has denied the fact that the club didn’t make things clear to Reina. According to Rodgers, Reina was clearly told that a new goalie would be brought in the camp to give him competition.
The Liverpool manager said, “I had made him aware that we would be bringing in another shot stopper and he had no problems with that. He also felt it would be beneficial for the club to have two quality goalkeepers.”
“But, at a club, wages can be a bit of an issue sometimes. So, we talked to Pepe and decided to place him on loan. He was alright with that too. He wanted to go to a place where he could be the first choice goalie.”
Reina has featured for Liverpool in a total of 285 games so far.