Pepe Reina wrong to make Bayern Munich switch

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Liverpool's Pepe Reina looks likely to complete a permanent move away from Merseyside to Bayern Munich. The Spanish shot-stopper spent eight seasons as the Reds' No.1 goalkeeper before being replaced by Simon Mignolet last summer.

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Liverpool Career

In his eight seasons as Liverpool's No.1 shot-stopper, he made 248 appearances in the Premier League. In this time he produced 134 clean sheets for the Reds, which is 47% of the games he played. He also produced an average of 16.75 clean sheets per season while at the club.

Reina has a better clean sheet percentage than current Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, who has the same amount of clean sheets from 326 games, with a percentage of 41%. However, Reina was shipped out to Napoli on loan last season as Brendan Rodgers signed Simon Mignolet from Sunderland who became the Red's number one shot stopper.

Understudy role at Munich

Once Reina has made the switch from England to Germany, he will become the understudy the Bayern's German number one Manuel Neuer.

While Manuel Neuer is one of, if not the best goalkeeper in the world right now, Reina's Premier League stats are still impressive. I believe it is right for Reina to move on from Liverpool, but I think he should move to a club where he will be the number one shot stopper.

While he probably deserves to play for a big club like Munich, moving to them knowing he will be their back up goalkeeper seems to be a strange choice.     

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