Former Liverpool ‘keeper Pepe Reina revealed that he didn’t need to think long about a return to Anfield when Steven Gerrard presented the opportunity for the Spaniard to take part in the All-Star charity game on Sunday, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Reina currently plies his trade in Germany with Pep Guardiola’s sensational Bayern Munich side and makes his return to Anfield to reunite with his former team-mates and fans.
A personal call from his former skipper was enough to convince Reina and the ‘keeper cannot wait for what will be an emotional and equally glamorous event at the famous ground.
“When Stevie asked me to play, I didn’t have to think a second about it,” Reina told the Liverpool Echo.
“How could I say no to such an opportunity – to come back to play at Anfield where I have so many happy memories and to Liverpool the city which will always be a special place for me and for my family.
“It will be great to share a pitch again with Stevie. I’ve been lucky enough to play with some great players during my career and, believe me, he is right up there.”
Reina only managed to win two major trophies during his time at Liverpool, the FA Cup in 2006 and the League Cup in 2011, whilst he was also in the team which finished as runners up to AC Milan in the 2007 Champions League final in Athens.