Brendan Rodgers: 'Pepe Reina will have to compete with Simon Mignolet for spot'

Rodgers: 'Reina has to fight Mignolet for spot'
© PA Photos
Brendan Rodgers insists that goalkeeper Pepe Reina will have to compete with Simon Mignolet for the number one spot at Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that goalkeeper Pepe Reina will have competition from incoming signing Simon Mignolet next season.

The Belgian shot-stopper is expected to complete a reported £9m switch from Sunderland to Anfield in the coming days.

While it had been suggested that Reina was poised to return to Barcelona, the Spaniard has insisted that he has no intention of leaving the Merseyside outfit just yet.

"Pepe Reina and I went out for a meal a couple of months before the end of the season and I told him exactly what we were going to do, which was to provide real competition in that area," the Liverpool Echo quotes Rodgers as saying.

"He was fully aware of my intention over the course of the last few months. It certainly wouldn't be a surprise to Pepe. Pepe is a fantastic goalkeeper but Simon Mignolet is a player that has done really well."

Reina has been a Liverpool player since 2005.

Share this article now:
Pepe Reina
Read Next:
Report: Reina to be second choice at Liverpool
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd28185553203359
3Liverpool28169365323357
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs28167553242955
5Chelsea28165750252553
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley2891092225-337
8Leicester CityLeicester2899104041-136
9Everton2897123247-1534
10Watford2896133847-933
11Bournemouth2888123343-1032
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton28710112637-1131
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham2879123550-1530
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2886142548-2330
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2878132738-1129
16Southampton28512112941-1227
17Crystal Palace2869132543-1827
18Swansea CitySwansea2876152141-2027
19Stoke CityStoke2868142854-2626
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28311142242-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand