Pepe Reina
Pepe Reina [Reuters]

Pepe Reina has admitted that Martin Skrtel would be a great addition for Napoli but has refused to speculate as whether the Liverpool defender would be prepared to move to Italy.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been reunited with former boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli after Liverpool agreed to allow him leave on a season long loan.

There has since been plenty of speculation suggesting that Benitez was keen to sign Skrtel on a similar deal as the Slovakian struggles to convince Brendan Rodgers that he deserves to regular feature in the first team.

Skrtel struggled for form at the back end of the last season and was subsequently dropped by Rodgers who has continually used new signing Kolo Toure alongside Daniel Agger in pre-season.

There has yet to be an official offer from Napoli but Reina believes that Skrtel would be a great addition for any side.

"I don't know what Napoli are looking for but I can say Martin Skrtel is a good player," said Reina, as quoted on Sky Sports.

"But he is a Liverpool player. His qualities would be great for any team and he is a great player.

"I respect Liverpool, Martin Skrtel and all of the Napoli players, so I can't say anything more about this."

Liverpool have already lost Jamie Carragher who announced his retirement from the game last season, and should Skrtel depart then Rodgers would certainly need to sign some reinforcements.

Andre Wisdom has featured at centre-back during pre-season, while Sebastian Coates has also featured but neither players has established himself as a first team regular.

Liverpool did have a bid of £3m for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori rejected early in the transfer window but Rodgers has since suggested that his priority is to find back-up for left-back Jose Enrique.