This is one of the transfer rumours we just can’t get our head around.
Liverpool have signed Loris Karius to compete with Simon Mignolet, who’s been given a five year contract – and have Welsh international Danny Ward as third choice.
So why would we bring in a 33-year-old Spaniard, who’s already been sold by Liverpool once before…?
talkSPORT (granted, not the most reliable), claim we’re looking into the possibility of bringing Pepe Reina back from Napoli – to compete with the goalkeepers we already have on our roster.
Reina is Napoli’s no.1, and will be playing Champions League football next year, so we find it hard to believe he’s desperate to return to Anfield and compete with two younger keepers for game-time – especially when without European football on Merseyside – minutes will be limited.
At his peak, Reina was one of the world’s best keepers, but his form dropped towards the end of his Liverpool tenure, and despite his former brilliance, many were glad to see him depart when he did – although his replacement Mignolet has hardly been an improvement.
Now, it’s time for us to give Karius an opportunity to make the no.1 jersey his own, and we reckon bringing in an ageing Reina would only cause issues.