Original Image: Metro

Original Image: Metro

Today Pepe Reina issued a farewell letter to the fans of Liverpool football club explaining what LFC meant to him and the circumstances in which his exit came about.

 

Reina started by saying what a pleasure it had been to play for the club stating that in the 8 years since being with the club he had created “memories that would last a life time and friendships that would last just as long” All would seem well, however Reina’s departure from the club did not come as he would have liked or how he or the fans would have expected.

 

It emerged today that Reina (who has been a highly sought after goalkeeper by many of the top clubs) had always planned to stay at the club after speculation of his future emerged since the £9M signing of Sunderland and Belgium International Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (24). He said…

 

if I have one regret, it is the way that I am leaving. It is only natural that I would be disappointed that the Liverpool management agreed to loan me to Napoli without telling me first

 

The fact that Reina had been loaned out to Napoli without his knowledge sparked a mixed reaction from Liverpool fans with some stating it is what he deserved after him and his father had ‘flirted’ with Barcelona for so long. The deal which is a season long loan will see Reina re-united with former LFC manager Rafa Benitez who Reina considers to be “the greatest manager I ever worked with.”

 

It is not all bad news for Liverpool and Pepe Reina, he stated that he is sad to leave such a great club with such a great set of fans and I will leave you will a paragraph that will touch a lot of supporters:

 

“This is my chance to say thank you to everyone for everything that you have given to me and to my family. My children consider Liverpool to be their home and hopefully their love for the city and also for the club will only grow while we are away. I would have liked to have been able to say goodbye in a different way but because of the way the move came about this was not possible.

Maybe in the near future I can do it properly so that I can show my appreciation to you but all I would ask now is that you keep on inspiring the manager and the players just like you always have done and help Liverpool to become the club that you deserve once again. I would like nothing better than to come back at the end of my year away and for Liverpool to be back where they belong.

 

Thank you for everything. Good luck. I will see you soon.

Pepe Reina.”

 

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