Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that goalkeeper Pepe Reina is set to join Napoli on a season-long loan because of "financial" reasons.

Goal reported this week that the Serie A side had turned its attention to the Spain international after growing impatient at Julio Cesar's reluctance to accept a contract offer, and Rodgers has now confirmed that Reina will leave Liverpool this summer.

"Financially it is something we needed to look at," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. "That would be the reason because obviously you wouldn’t move on a top goalkeeper. It reared its head over the last few months and I had to prepare for it by bringing in a new goalkeeper.