Pepe Reina blasts Liverpool management in emotional open letter

Pepe Reina has blasted the Liverpool hierarchy for deciding his future behind his back, forcing him to leave the club and join Napoli on loan.

The Spaniard, who also thanked the Anfield faithful for their support in an emotional open letter, has been reunited with former manager Rafa Benitez at the Serie A club.

Liverpool signed Sunderland stopper Simon Mignolet and agreed a deal with Napoli boss Rafa Benitez to send Reina to Italy.

In the letter, published on his website he wrote: 'But if I have one regret, it is the way that I am leaving.

'It is only natural that I would be disappointed that the Liverpool management agreed to loan me to Napoli without telling me first, I thought that I deserved better than that even though I understand that difficult decisions have to be taken in football.

'A lot has been made about me informing the club that if an offer came in from Barcelona that I would have liked them to consider it.

'But I had also spoken to the club about the possibility of extending my contract if the offer was not made.

'I told the manager that I wanted to play for Liverpool and that Barcelona would only become an option for me if the opportunity arrived, like the rumours said it would, as it would be a chance for me to go back home.

'When it didn’t come I was happy to fight for my place so I was surprised that Liverpool decided it was in the club´s interests to send me to Napoli instead.'

Reina was, however, looking forward to reuniting with his friend, and former Liverpool manager, Benitez.

'None of this will change my feelings for the club or the people in any way and now I have to look forward to a new challenge with Rafa Benitez, who I consider to be the best manager I have worked with, and I am fortunate to be going from one great club to another,' he continued.

'Napoli remind me in many ways of the Liverpool I found in 2005, in all the affection they have shown me on my arrival, in having an ambitious project, even in coinciding and working with Benitez again.

'This memory which in part unites me with you, makes me happy and feel very motivated to begin this new project.'

You dig your own grave Pepe, you only wish to extend your contract if Barca's move failed! You cant eat your cake and have it. Your loyalty WAS no more with Liverpool.


  1. Ur opinion is spot on TT, he's flirting with Barca and now blaming Liverpool. Shame


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