Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we are shocked as the Daily Mail report some sensational quotes from Pepe Reina that make us certain he is looking for the exit this summer.
The keeper has been linked to Barcelona in a move that would see him replace the departing Victor Valdes and now given the claims he has made about the club and indeed understanding why star asset Luis Suarez would want to leave, it seems that at the very least Brendan Rodgers will need to have a serious chat with the long term player.
Reina claimed that: “We’ve seen in the past that they [the media] have been difficult for him and for his family.
“To be honest, I would like for Luis to stay at Liverpool but I understand if he is thinking about leaving for a bigger club.
“When I say bigger I don’t mean as a club. I mean challenging for titles, playing in the Champions League and competing with the best.
“Because of his situation and because of his treatment by the media. It would have been difficult for any player, not just for Luis, to stay strong and be happy to play.
“Hopefully, as I say, he will stay at Liverpool for many years. But I would understand, if the right offer comes for him and for the club, for him to go.”
As one of our punters quips, Liverpool fans will not be happy to hear this but the player did go on to claims: “I can guarantee you that my future is with Liverpool right now.” Quite how long right now is however is debatable.