Klopp wants former Liverpool hero to solve goalkeeper conundrum

Date published: Sunday 6th May 2018 12:52 - Joe Williams

Liverpool will turn their attention to Napoli’s Pepe Reina as they look to bring in a goalkeeper this summer, according to reports.

Reina played for the Reds between 2005 and 2014, making just under 400 appearances for the club where he won an FA Cup and a League Cup.

Liverpool are looking for a new goalkeeper as Simon Mignolet is out of favour, while Loris Karius – who has been more impressive in recent weeks – is still trying to prove himself.

Reina is set to leave Napoli at the end of the current campaign when his contract runs out and Spanish outlet Marca claims that Jurgen Klopp could look to bring the shot-stopper back to Anfield.

The German boss wants to bring in a keeper with Premier League experience and Reina, 35, would certainly fit the bill.

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson also thinks Karius needs replacing despite the club’s progress to the Champions League final.

“Let the lad enjoy his celebration time of getting to a Champions League final,” Thompson said.

“Yes he will probably (still be the No 1 after the final). Do I think that he should be changed? Probably.”

Reina, who has been at Napoli since 2015, has played 34 matches in Serie A this season with the club still having a small chance of winning the league title with three matches remaining.


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