Reina on his way out of Liverpool

It has been confirmed. Liverpool decided to let Pepe Reina move on. He is expected to go on a season-long loan to Napoli, who is currently managed by Benitez. Given the good relationships between Reina and Benitez, Reina should have no problem establishing himself as the first choice goalkeeper in Napoli. This is important for most players who are eyeing for a spot for the World Cup tournament.

The Spaniard's future at Anfield has been the subject of conjecture since the arrival of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland and Rodgers concedes trimming the club's wage bill was one of the key reasons in letting Reina depart and he claimed the goalkeeper understood the club's decision.

"Financially it was something that we needed to look at," said Rodgers. "That would be the reason (to move Reina) as you wouldn't move on a top goalkeeper. It (the situation) reared its head over the last couple of months and I had to prepare by bringing in another keeper.

"Pepe is a good guy. I've a lot of time for him, and he understands what I want to do totally.

"He's got a big season ahead because it's a World Cup year and one where, if he wasn't going to be playing, could severely harm his chances of going."

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