Last Updated: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:30
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he spoke with Pepe Reina and told him he was going to sign Simon Mignolet from Sunderland.
The Reds boss says he is after strong competition in all positions within the squad and Mignolet, along with Brad Jones, will provide the competition for Reina.
Rodgers says he has been open with both his top-flight keepers and they were aware of what he was going to do as he looks to strengthen his squad.
"I always felt it was important for us to have competition right the way through the squad, and that includes the goalkeepers," Rodgers told Liverpoolfc.com.
"I spoke to Pepe about this a few months back and told him we wanted to bring in another goalkeeper as real competition. Pepe has been terrific here, Brad Jones was excellent when he stood in last year, and I felt we needed another one.
"I was very open with my goalkeepers and they know the situation. Simon comes in and we've got great competition, and when you've got competition it pushes everyone to perform."
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