Pepe Reina quizzed about Napoli signing Skrtel - Does his best in awkward situation

Pepe Reina

Liverpool's out on loan goalkeeper Pepe Reina was put on the spot about another Red joining him in Naples.

Pepe Reina did not leave Liverpool in acrimonious circumstances, but his loan out of the club was not the best handled affair either.

The goalkeeper wrote a letter to Liverpool fans expressing his enjoyment at his time at Anfield, insinuating he never wanted to leave, while the club had to come out and clarify why he had been sold shortly after Brendan Rodgers had indicated he would stay to fight his place with Simon Mignolet.

It was no secret he aims to move to Barcelona in a year's time in any case, but surely the last thing the Spaniard wants to do is cause any trouble at Anfield.

So when he was put on the spot in Italy regarding the potential signing of Martin Skrtel from Liverpool, he likely did not know which way to turn.

He did his best in an uncomfortable scenario, and here's what he had to say:

"He has a contract with Liverpool so I can not talk about his future, because I respect the club and Skrtel.

"But I can say that it is a fantastic player, is very strong, he might be useful to any team."

Reina went onto deflect talk from that issue, and discuss his own intentions at Napoli.

"I came here to grow, our goal is to return the Naples at the levels of the 80s. Our goal is to be happy and make the fans happy in May."

It's just as well he did not say any different, for if he had actively encouraged Skrtel to come and join him in Serie A there would have been an outcry.

Did Reina handle it well enough for your liking?

image: © Eric The Fish (2013)

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