Former Liverpool defender Gary Gillespie is surprised by talk of Pepe Reina being sold.

The Scot says Liverpool should keep hold of the goalkeeper.

He told talkSPORT: "Pepe Reina has been a fantastic servant for Liverpool football club and there has been a lot of speculation over the last couple of years about whether he might move on or not and it's probably stronger this season than ever.

"It would be sad if Pepe Reina did go and not just as a player but as a character within the dressing room as well.

"[With the club] losing Jamie Carragher, who was a massive character in that dressing room, I think that Liverpool are looking for these characters who have the ability to get the best out of other players."