Pepe Reina tweets reaction to Liverpool's sacking of Brendan Rodgers

Pepe Reina

Reina played for one season under Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool before leaving the club, twice!

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina took to twitter in reaction to the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.

Reina played for the club for one season under Rodgers but with the signing of Simon Mignolet that summer from Sunderland, Rodgers opted for the Belgian ahead of the Spaniard, with Reina move on loan to Napoli for the 2013/14 season. During that spell in Italy, Liverpool came the closest to ending the wait for their first league title since 1990.

He took to Twitter saying:

Ever since that initial loan move to Napoli, Rodgers and Reina have appeared to be at odds with each other in public. Reina ended up penning an open goodbye letter to the fans on his website before going to work with former Liverpool boss with Rafa Benitez in Serie A - calling his fellow countryman the best manager he ever worked with.

It was thought that a rumoured move to Barcelona was one of the reasons why Rodgers took the decision to replace Reina, according to the Daily Mail

He did return to the club briefly during the pre-season of 2014/15 before moving to Bayern Munich on a permanent deal - but he left the Bundesliga champions in order to get more regular game time and returned to Napoli at the start of this campaign.

Reina was certainly among the fans favourites during his time at Anfield having been one of the most consistent goalkeepers for the club in the Premier League era following his arrival from Villarreal in 2005. He managed to win the FA Cup, the League Cup and was a runner up both in the league and in the Champions League during his time at the club - but received personal accolades by winning the golden gloves on three occasions. 

It's clear that he still has some affection for the club, but judging by the language he has used, he is not particularly sorry to see the Northern Irishman leave his post on Merseyside.

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