The Pepe Penalty Myth

This article on Squawka looked at whether or not Liverpool have made a mistake in loaning out Pepe Reina. One particular line caught my eye:

“Napoli fans and team-mates will love that Reina is a good penalty saver”

It made me think; Reina arrived at Anfield in 2005 with a fantastic reputation for saving spot kicks, having kept out seven of the nine he faced during his final season with Villareal. Yet I can’t recall him saving too many for the Reds, so is the above quote accurate or not?

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