Pepe Reina spent a little over 8 years performing with the Liverpool jersey. The Spanish goal-keeper was a consistent player for the Premier League club and helped the club on winning a number of titles but the experienced player ended his time at Anfield on a bitter way and he has no intentions of leaving Bayern Munich anytime soon.
After having ended his 8 year long spell with Liverpool, Pepe Reina joined Napoli on a loan deal and when this contract was over Reina decided to make a move to Bayern Munich. Reina joined Bayern Munich on August of 2014 and has so far made 2 appearances.
2 appearances in almost 1 year, this is a poor amount of matches for a player who is still considered to be a very good one in his position but even with this lack of consistent matches, Pepe Reina stated that he prefers sitting on the bench of Bayern Munich instead of making a return to Liverpool.
The 32 year old Spanish goal-keeper of Bayern Munich, Pepe Reina said: “I had to make a decision on whether I wanted to stay at Liverpool after returning from my loan spell with Napoli and then Bayern approached me.It is not easy to join a club realizing you will be a substitute. It was clear Manuel Neuer would be the No.1 at Bayern.But the prospects at Liverpool were not good for me. I preferred a move to a major club like Bayern over a spot on the bench at Liverpool.My contract runs for two more years. I am at a major club and I am happy to be part of this team.Of course, I always want to play but, at this stage, my future is at Bayern Munich.’’
Even before Pepe Reina had joined Bayern Munich, he already knew that his chances of playing regularly was extremely difficult as Manuel Neuer is the best goal-keeper in the world and the number 1 choice of Pep Guardiola but even though Pepe Reina is spending the majority of his time on the sidelines of Bayern Munich, the Spanish shot-stopper wants to continue for a few more years in his position and has no desire of changing anything.