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Rodgers cools Reina exit talk

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claims the imminent arrival of Simon Mignolet does not necessarily mean Pepe Reina will be leaving Anfield.

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Brendan Rodgers: Sees Reina and Mignolet battling for goalkeeping spot

Brendan Rodgers: Sees Reina and Mignolet battling for goalkeeping spot

Mignolet is thought to be close to securing a switch to Liverpool with the Sunderland keeper expected for talks this week about a possible switch to Anfield.

Reina, who is away on international duty with Spain at the Confederations Cup, revealed over the weekend he welcomed the prospect of Mignolet's arrival and Rodgers says he wants more competition for places at Liverpool

"One of the things we're trying to build is a competitive squad," Rodgers told the Daily Express.

"Our squad was very thin last year. It's very important we have competition in every position and that wasn't always the case.

"Pepe and I went out for a meal a couple of months before the end of the season and I told him exactly what we were going to do, which was to provide real competition in that area.

"Pepe is a fantastic goalkeeper but Simon Mignolet is a player that has done really well. He's also part of an emerging Belgium squad that has come into a golden era.

"Pepe is a very committed man and an outstanding goalkeeper."

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o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

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resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

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he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

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