Print from Ontheminute.com (http://www.ontheminute.com/)


Liverpool boss forced to let Reina leave

http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=42786

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed financial reasons are behind his decision to let Pepe Reina join Napoli.

The Spaniard is expected to join Napoli on a season-long loan next week.

"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."




Copyright 2001-2008 Ontheminute.com. All Rights Reserved.