Connect with us

AFP

Napoli’s Reina set to face old Liverpool team-mates


Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool’s former goalkeeper Pepe Reina will face several of his old team-mates in a pre-season friendly with his present side Serie A title contenders Napoli in Dublin on August 4.

Liverpool — who are preparing for their Champions League semi-final first leg clash with Roma on Tuesday — issued a statement announcing the fixture which will be played at Lansdowne Road.

Liverpool — who played Spanish side Athletic Bilbao at the same stadium last year in front of a sell out crowd — last confronted Napoli in the Europa League group stage which the English giants won 3-1.   

“As a Club, we have tremendous support in Ireland, so it’s always a pleasure to come to Dublin and play in front of our Irish fans,” said Liverpool legend Ian Rush, who as a club ambassador went to Dublin to finalise the details surrounding the fixture.

“There’s certain to be a fantastic atmosphere when LFC and our Italian opponents arrive in August; and we thank the Football Association of Ireland for their support in hosting the game.”

Spanish international Reina, 35, played for Liverpool from 2005-14 winning the 2006 FA Cup and 2012 League Cup and has been at Napoli since joining from Bayern Munich in 2015.

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in AFP

Translate »