Monday, 29 July 2013

Angry Pepe Reina slams Liverpool for going behind his back

PEPE REINA has hit out at Liverpool for going behind his back to oust him out of Anfield.

Pepe ReinaPepe Reina has joined Napoli on a season-long loan
The Liverpool keeper has joined up with Rafa Benitez at Napoli on a season-long loan following the £9m arrival of Simon Mignolet.
Fans' favourite Reina has expressed his love for the club in an emotional statement on his official website - but slammed Liverpool management for the shoddy way they handled the deal.
Reina, who signed for Liverpool in 2005, said: "If I have a complaint, it's the way I'm leaving. I think it's natural to be disappointed by the fact that the management agreed my move to Naples without me.
"Much has been made of the fact that I had told the club that if an offer from Barcelona came I would have liked to consider it - but I had also spoken to the club about the possibility of extending my contract if this did not happen.
"I told the coach [Brendan Rodgers] I wanted to play for Liverpool and Barcelona only become an option for me if they had a good chance.
"When no offer came, I was ready to fight for the title so I was surprised that Liverpool decided to inquire about my departure to Naples."
Belgium international Mignolet is seen as a better long-term option by Reds chiefs but Reina is hoping his career on Merseyside isn't over yet.
Pepe Reina will link up with Rafa Benitez at NapoliPepe Reina will link up with Rafa Benitez at Napoli
“Liverpool is a special club, the most wonderful English club there is”
Pepe Reina
He told fans: "Liverpool is a special club, the most wonderful English club there is.
"My children consider Liverpool home and hope that your love for the city and also for the club to continue to grow while we're gone.
"Perhaps in the near future I can say goodbye the right way to show them my gratitude - but all that I ask for now is that you continue to support the coach and players as you have always done, and helping Liverpool to return to become the club you deserve.
"I would like to come back at the end of my year out and see that Liverpool is back where it belongs and deserves to be."
Pepe Reina has spent eight years at LiverpoolPepe Reina has spent eight years at Liverpool
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