Few at Anfield would actively describe Liverpool Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet as a world-beater, but even less would welcome the return of former Reds No.1 Pepe Reina next season.
The Spaniard was once regarded as the best shot-stopper the Premier League had to offer, but in the latter stages of his Merseyside career developed a haunting knack for flap-happy saves.
Youtube is now filled with highlight reels of the 31 year-old letting the tamest of strikes somehow pass through his finger-tips, and as Brendan Rodgers found out last term, Reina can’t be depended upon as a consistent performer.
The Spain international has spent the current campaign on loan to Napoli where, despite having old ally Rafa Benitez in the dug-out, his first-team status has recently come under threat from 23 year-old Rafael Cabral.
Having Reina between the Anfield sticks next season would be a huge step backwards for Liverpool. But don’t have nightmares just yet Reds fans – both Reina and Rodgers have stated that the Spain goalie has probably made his last appearances in a Liverpool jersey.