Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Brendan Rodgers expected to receive a bid for Pepe Reina but the keeper will now leave Liverpool on loan after that offer never materialised. The Spain international is on the verge of completing a season-long move to Napoli in Serie A , where he will reunite with former Reds manager Rafael Benitez. The recent arrival of keeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland had thrown Reina's future at Anfield into doubt. Reina had been linked with a move to Barcelona and Rodgers hinted he had been preparing himself for his goalkeeper to leave the club. "It was obviously a difficult decision. From last season I was led to believe that we were going to get an offer for Pepe that would probably see him leave the club," said Rodgers. "On the football side, we have to protect the team, and at that stage we started our search for another goalkeeper. "That found us Simon Mignolet, who is top class - one of the top young European goalkeepers. "As events transpired, that move (for Reina) didn't happ...
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