Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on Pepe Reina’s imminent departure from Anfield.
As we reported on Saturday, Reina is set to complete a season-long loan move to Italian side Napoli, after falling to second choice behind Simon Mignolet at Liverpool.
Here we bring you just some of the reaction to the news, as well as fans paying tribute to the Spanish shotstopper, sharing memories down his eight year stay on Merseyside.
It's going to be sad to see Pepe Reina go. He's served the club outstandingly over the eight years he's been at Liverpool.
— Jack Wells (@thisisjackwells) July 20, 2013
Running from one end of the pitch to the other to celebrate a goal against Man Utd in front of the Kop. Passion. #ThanksPepe #LFC
— Phil Hammond (@phil_hammond_7) July 20, 2013
#thankspepe The best goalkeeper in LFC history. Absoloute legend. #YNWA
— Lee Mazurek (@LeeMazurek) July 20, 2013
Reina leaving is gutting one of the best goalkeepers we've ever had probably the best i've ever seen in a Liverpool shirt. #ThanksPepe #LFC
— Tom Houghton (@Houghton91) July 20, 2013
#thankspepe for being a great servant to the club. Will never forget your penalty saves during the 2006 FA Cup final! @thisisanfield
— Raghav Sandhu (@RaghavSandhu) July 20, 2013
#thankspepe what a great keeper. In Being Liverpool when he hit the crossbar in one shot from the halfway line after a bet with Rodgers
— Jamie L. Evans (@jamiethekopite) July 20, 2013
One Pepe Reina. #Legend. #ThanksPepe
— Sameer (@SameerThePrince) July 20, 2013
@thisisanfield Embracing @Brad_Jones1 after the FA Cup semifinal win. Beautiful moment.#thankspepe
— Anthony Perovic (@anthonyperovic) July 20, 2013
Pepe Reina simply the best, good luck at Napoli – #thankspepe
— The Viking (@LordOdinthe1st) July 20, 2013
Before Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool left Indonesia yesterday, the Reds boss spoke to reporters about his decision to let Reina go.
“Financially it is something we needed to look at,” Rodgers is quoted in the Liverpool Echo.
“That would be the reason because obviously you wouldn’t move on a top goalkeeper.
“It reared its head over the last few months and I had to prepare for it by bringing in a new goalkeeper.
“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.”
What is your favourite Pepe Reina memory? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter @thisisanfield