Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has once again spoken out about his loan move to Serie A side Napoli, revealing how he is enjoying life with the Italian club. The club have been experiencing a revival under new manager Rafa Benitez, which has afforded Reina the opportunity to link up with the man who originally brought him to Anfield during Benitez’s spell as Liverpool boss.
Napoli currently sit in second place in the Serie A table – one spot better than Liverpool’s place in the Premier League – and are just three points behind league leaders Roma. Reina, meanwhile, admits that the new style and city has helped him enjoy his time, and with his contract set to expire in the summer Reina made it clear that he doesn’t think he’ll be moving back to Anfield.
“I have been at Liverpool for a long time. But now I am happy here in Naples,” Reina revealed to Sky Sports. ”I have a fresh outlook on the game and have been playing some of my best stuff. We are having a great championship.
“Am I surprised? Yes. The city is different from Liverpool, people do not respect your privacy, but they show their affection. We have a new coach, a new style and new players. I am happy at the moment, but I would be even happier if we won the league, Coppa Italia and Champions League.
“It’s very difficult that I’ll return to Liverpool. In the summer I will have to finish my contract with them.”
Without Reina, Brendan Rodgers’ side have still managed to impress this season. Premier League betting at www.888sport.com shows that supporters and punters alike are more optimistic than ever about the club’s chances in the Premier League this season, as the strike partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez has proven to be one of the best in all of Europe.
The Reds are just five points behind league leaders Arsenal, with the Gunners set to take on a resurgent Manchester United side this Sunday at Old Trafford. Liverpool, meanwhile, take on Fulham on Saturday at Anfield in what should be an easy three points for the hosts.