Liverpool target a move for former goalkeeper Pepe Reina

Liverpool Football Club are targetting a move for former goalkeeper Pepe Reina who will be available on a free transfer from July 1st.

Pepe Reina Napoli
Pepe Reina played for Liverpool between 2005-2014

Spanish publication Marca is reporting that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring back Pepe Reina to Anfield where he spent a successful spell as their number one between 2005-2014.

Liverpool was expected to spend big this summer on the number one position. However, Jurgen Klopp has been so impressed with the form of young keeper Lorius Karius that he has instead opted sign a backup keeper for the young German with Simon Mignolet expected to move on this summer.

Klopp has now identified 35-year-old veteran Reina as the perfect candidate to come in as the backup to Karius.

The former Spanish international made 285 appearances for Liverpool during his spell on Merseyside.

It was expected that Reina would be signing on a free transfer to AC Milan this summer. But the news that his former employers are interested in bringing him back to the Premier League may sway the player into making a return to a club he spent nine-years at.

Reina left Liverpool in 2015 for Serie A giants Napoli where he could end up picking up a Scudetto winners medal this season. Since his arrival in Naples, the Spaniard has made over 100 appearances.

The move will definitely mean that Liverpool have given up hope on signing number one target Alisson Becker this summer.

Napoli themselves have been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper with the club being linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany number two Bernd Leno.

The Azzurri will need to stump up a fee in the region of €30m if they have any hopes of prizing Leno away from the Bay Arena this summer.