Pepe Reina poised for Napoli loan
Liverpool goalkeeper surplus to requirements after arrival of Simon Mignolet
Pepe Reina of Liverpool is set to join Napoli on loan. Photograph: Getty Images
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is on the verge of a season-long loan deal with Napoli.
Reina is expected to head for Italy in the next 24 hours to undergo a medical and complete his switch to last season’s Serie A runners-up.
Liverpool recently signed Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet, which could spell the end of Reina’s eight seasons on Merseyside.
Meanwhile, Reds skipper Steven Gerrard made his return to action against an Indonesian XI in Jakarta this afternoon, following a recent operation on his shoulder.
The captain, who signed a new contract last week, led the side out in front of over 80,000 fans as the Reds registered an unconvincing 2-0 win, in which Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling scored in each half.