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      Pepe Reina - Napoli
      May 27, 2018 11:05:57 pm
      Liverpool are set for a shock swoop for one of their cult heroes - Spanish keeper Pepe Reina.

      The popular 35-year-old is set to leave Napoli at the end of the season - even if they claim the title.


      He was set to join AC Milan, but now Spanish sources Marca believe the move could be hijacked - by Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool.

      Liverpool will look to ditch second choice keeper Simon Mignolet in the summer, and there are still doubts over current incumbent Loris Karius.

      Reina's experience of the Premier League is a major plus for Klopp.

      https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/cult-hero-goalkeeper-pepe-reina-12489116.amp?__twitter_impression=true

      Surprised by this. Yes, no?
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      Reply #1: May 27, 2018 11:27:18 pm
      Liverpool are set for a shock swoop for one of their cult heroes - Spanish keeper Pepe Reina.

      The popular 35-year-old is set to leave Napoli at the end of the season - even if they claim the title.


      He was set to join AC Milan, but now Spanish sources Marca believe the move could be hijacked - by Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool.

      Liverpool will look to ditch second choice keeper Simon Mignolet in the summer, and there are still doubts over current incumbent Loris Karius.

      Reina's experience of the Premier League is a major plus for Klopp.

      https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/cult-hero-goalkeeper-pepe-reina-12489116.amp?__twitter_impression=true

      Surprised by this. Yes, no?

      I pray to god we don't bring him back!

      Had this discussion last night and the fella was like a changed player as soon as Rafa went in 2010. Mistakes a plenty after that not to mention trying to manufacture moves back to Barca that didn't come off. After him trying to do that I personally had no time for him as it shows he didn't want to be at the club so therefore there is the door soft lad and don't come back!
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      Re: Pepe Reina - Napoli
      Reply #2: May 27, 2018 11:40:09 pm
      The only way this happens is if we sell Migs and Karius.
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      Re: Pepe Reina - Napoli
      Reply #3: May 27, 2018 11:45:03 pm
      Thought he had confirmed that he's going to Milan 100%?
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      Reply #4: May 27, 2018 11:45:33 pm
      Hardly building for the future
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      Re: Pepe Reina - Napoli
      Reply #5: May 27, 2018 11:59:41 pm
      Thought he had confirmed that he's going to Milan 100%?

      Me too.
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      Re: Pepe Reina - Napoli
      Reply #6: May 28, 2018 12:14:21 am

      FSG certainly aren't  so remediaĺ measures have to be considered
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      Reply #7: May 28, 2018 12:46:09 am
      FSG certainly aren't  so remediaĺ measures have to be considered

      36 year old on big wages, don't be soft
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      Reply #8: May 28, 2018 01:38:04 am
      Admittedly for those first few seasons we had him he was fantastic, I mean look, he won the Golden Glove award for those first three seasons with us but that was also down to the tactics Rafa played as well as also having a solid back four especially in the centre with big Sami and Carra.

      As much as some people would feel good and nostalgic in bringing him back I for one don't think it would be a good move especially as I said before he was manufacturing his own move out of here a few years ago.

      We need to scout for a young goalie with the potential of being the next David De Gea I'm afraid which is nigh on impossible at the moment it seems. Amazing goalkeepers are extremely hard to come by nowadays.

      Why don't we sign Joe Hart?  :lmao:
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      Reply #9: May 28, 2018 10:56:44 am
      36 year old on big wages, don't be soft

      There lies the quandary - 36 year old with financial luggage but he is light years better than anything we have.
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      Reply #10: May 28, 2018 11:39:15 am
      There lies the quandary - 36 year old with financial luggage but he is light years better than anything we have.

      Just think it's time to move on, having said that the best goalies around are pretty untouchable at the top clubs
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      Reply #11: May 28, 2018 11:43:13 am
      The only reason for bringing him back would be as #3-cum-mentor behind Alisson and Ward, after the sales of Karius and Mignolet.

      Would it happen? I think not.
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      Reply #12: May 28, 2018 12:00:51 pm
      Yeh I would but I just don’t think it’s Jurgens style......

      Pepe, Karius and a  new monster no.1 is tidy.

      If there was ANY belief that Danny Ward was good enough at the club he’d have had a proper try.

      The only thing that makes me think the club might go for it is that there’s no fee.
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      Reply #13: May 28, 2018 12:24:47 pm
      Just think it's time to move on, having said that the best goalies around are pretty untouchable at the top clubs

      It certainly is time to progress, something we have failed to do since Pepe was despatched for financial priorities, a decision that has cost us dearly in real terms and is once again a question of false economies.
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      Reply #14: May 28, 2018 12:27:33 pm
      It certainly is time to progress, something we have failed to do since Pepe was despatched for financial priorities, a decision that has cost us dearly in real terms and is once again a question of false economies.

      Is pepe better than what we have, probably yes. is or was he as good as some on here would say, for me no
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      Reply #15: May 28, 2018 12:30:12 pm
      Is pepe better than what we have, probably yes. is or was he as good as some on here would say, for me no

      He is stability and could give is that for a season or 2, couldn't he? But if we are to go for a new keeper, I rather a #1 that will be with us for years.
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      Reply #16: May 28, 2018 12:52:36 pm
      Is pepe better than what we have, probably yes. is or was he as good as some on here would say, for me no

      In his day with us Pepe ranked with the best.
      At any stage of his career right up until now he would blow Migs and Karius away.
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      Re: Pepe Reina - Napoli
      Reply #17: May 28, 2018 12:56:44 pm
      if he is the only choice between our current goalkeepers then absolutely YES.
      However for me it will be a sticking plaster fix and we need major surgery in that dept. He should never have left we have struggled with goalkeepers for far too long.
      We have Mo up front and Virgil at the back Kieta coming so we need a goalkeeper who is as good a goalie as Virgil is a defender and as Mo is as a goal scorer or whats the point.
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      Reply #18: May 28, 2018 01:30:03 pm
      There's no doubt he was in decline when he was moved on in 2013 but the fact he'd still be an improvement for us five years later shows just how badly wrong we've done in terms of goalkeepers since his departure.
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      Reply #19: May 28, 2018 02:52:34 pm
      I pray to god we don't bring him back!

      Had this discussion last night and the fella was like a changed player as soon as Rafa went in 2010. Mistakes a plenty after that not to mention trying to manufacture moves back to Barca that didn't come off. After him trying to do that I personally had no time for him as it shows he didn't want to be at the club so therefore there is the door soft lad and don't come back!

      Was that Barca claim real or just something from Brendan Bullshitter to appease the crowd when getting rid of him?

      Wouldn't be a bad move to bring him in as back up.
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      Reply #20: May 28, 2018 02:55:18 pm
      Surely this thread is a bad joke, a keeper who was past his best 8 years ago!! If he is the answer then we are asking the wrong f**king question!
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      Reply #21: May 28, 2018 02:58:21 pm
      Surely this thread is a bad joke, a keeper who was past his best 8 years ago!! If he is the answer then we are asking the wrong f**king question!

      Not really a back up keeper like Reina or Buffon has the experience to pass on to Karius, if we're not throwing Loris to the wolves!!
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      Reply #22: May 28, 2018 03:30:11 pm
      Not really a back up keeper like Reina or Buffon has the experience to pass on to Karius, if we're not throwing Loris to the wolves!!

      Are you Karius's agent or something or do you just have no idea what a good Goalie looks like any more. Karius is bang average as a keeper and the only reason he looks any good is because Migs was so sh*t but Karius is an accident waiting to happen in most games same as Migs was. If we have any desire to win the league then we need better.
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      Reply #23: May 28, 2018 03:41:50 pm
      Are you Karius's agent or something or do you just have no idea what a good Goalie looks like any more. Karius is bang average as a keeper and the only reason he looks any good is because Migs was so sh*t but Karius is an accident waiting to happen in most games same as Migs was. If we have any desire to win the league then we need better.

      I think the gaffer will still stick by him, as he had done with Alberto Moreno.
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      Reply #24: May 28, 2018 03:50:01 pm
      I think the gaffer will still stick by him, as he had done with Alberto Moreno.

      Well then we can guarantee that we will win f**k all next year as well, becuase in any final he'll fold again, he is weak mentally and that is not good for a goalie.
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      Reply #25: May 28, 2018 03:52:15 pm
      Well then we can guarantee that we will win f**k all next year as well, becuase in any final he'll fold again, he is weak mentally and that is not good for a goalie.

      We talking about the same goalie that helped get us to the final?..

      Hate to be raised in your household if that how you deal with mistakes...
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      Re: Pepe Reina - Napoli
      Reply #26: May 28, 2018 03:56:59 pm
      Are you Karius's agent or something or do you just have no idea what a good Goalie looks like any more. Karius is bang average as a keeper and the only reason he looks any good is because Migs was so sh*t but Karius is an accident waiting to happen in most games same as Migs was. If we have any desire to win the league then we need better.

      You gonna say the same to Klopp as well? Cos I'm telling you now, we won't get rid of Karius.
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      Reply #27: May 28, 2018 04:03:32 pm
      We talking about the same goalie that helped get us to the final?..

      Hate to be raised in your household if that how you deal with mistakes...

      Indeed, look no other than Bernd Leno, mistake prone several years ago and now in Germany national team.
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      Reply #28: May 28, 2018 11:34:54 pm
      You gonna say the same to Klopp as well? Cos I'm telling you now, we won't get rid of Karius.

      Yes I would say exactly the same to Klopp, if you want to win things at the highest level then there's no room for sentimental crap and passengers.
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      Reply #29: May 28, 2018 11:37:16 pm
      Indeed, look no other than Bernd Leno, mistake prone several years ago and now in Germany national team.

      Good for him, so should we continue to use an average goalie in the hope he'll maybe come good in 5 years time?

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