Liverpool goalkeeper Reina expecting Napoli deal

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina claims to have a ‘feeling’ Napoli will move to secure his services on a permanent deal following the expiration of his loan at the Stadio San Paolo, which finishes at the end of the season.

Reina joined former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez at the Serie A club after it became apparent that the Spaniard had lost his position as the first-choice ‘keeper under Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool recruited Belgium international Simon Mignolet as Rodgers’ new No.1 in the summer transfer window of last year, and the likelihood of Reina reclaiming his position would appear to be very slim indeed.

Reina concedes it would be difficult for him to return to Anfield given the reasons for his departure, and the Spain international is now expecting Napoli will attempt to negotiate a full-time transfer when his temporary spell ends.

"Nothing has been confirmed yet but I’ve got the feeling that Napoli are happy with me and I think they will talk to Liverpool to see what the situation is,” Reina told Diario de la Roja.

"It would be hard for me to go back to England.

"Liverpool have signed a 26-year-old goalkeeper [Simon Mignolet], they have got rid of me for economic reasons apparently and it is difficult to see that situation changing."

Reina made 394 appearances during eight seasons with Liverpool prior to his departure, with the 31-year-old having won both the FA Cup and the League Cup in his career on Merseyside.

He also won the Premier League Golden Glove - the award given to the goalkeeper to have kept the most clean sheets in a season - on three occasions.

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