Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina is set to bring to an end his eight years at Liverpool by signing for Bayern Munich, as per reports in the media over the past few days.
"Reina had little chance of regaining favour with the Liverpool manager and did not feature at all on the club’s recent pre-season tour of the United States," writes Andy Hunter in The Guardian.
Reina arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2005, shortly after Jerzy Dudek's penalty heroics had won Liverpool the Champions League in Istanbul. Rafa Benitez had no room for sentiment and knew he needed a reliable shot-stopper—something he certainly got in signing Reina from Villarreal.
The Spaniard became a mainstay of the starting XI, making 396 appearances in total. Alongside Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia, Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Dirk Kuyt and Fernando Torres, he became one of the key members of the squad and the strong spine of the side assembled under Benitez.
However, his current wages do not fall in line with his place in the squad, and Reina's departure has become inevitable.
Here are his top five moments as a Liverpool player.