Jose Reina admits he was shocked to hear of Rafa Benitez’s departure from Liverpool.
The Reds goalkeeper is currently on international duty with Spain ahead of this summer’s World Cup and he admits to feeling saddened by the news that his club boss has moved on.
“It’s a sad moment for Liverpool, for Rafa Benitez and for the players who have been with him,” said Reina.
“He was a very important person for the club for six years. Liverpool grew with him and Rafa also grew thanks to Liverpool.
“I hope that this crisis passes. That a person so important for the club as Rafa Benitez has left is news that you never would have expected and that you never would have believed.
“The only thing left for me is to thank him for his confidence during all this time. I wish him the best of luck.”