Analysing the Odemwingie goal for ESPN, a clearly frustrated Nicol argued:
"It's Odemwingie against Reina, and to me, he looks as if he's still ticked of that Johnson's made the error, and then forgets to save it".
Despite having a great view of everything going on, and then having about 5-10 seconds to think about what do (as Odemwingie approached) Reina made no attempt to make a save. Why? If this was a one-off then it would be understandable, but as Nicol explains, it's not the first time:
"I'd like to say this is the only time he's done it, but it's not. Another example: big game at Anfield against Arsenal; Van Persie with a great volley into the near post, and Reina doesn't even make an attempt to save it.
"I've been disappointed with him this season. Great goalkeepers earn you points, and I don't think Reina has earned Liverpool as many points as he should have".
Reina often seems frustrated on the pitch when playing for Liverpool, and given the club's catastrophic league form - and the prospect of a third season in a row without Champions League football - you can understand why. Be that as it may, if it's stopping him from putting in 110% on the pitch then that is a real problem.
I've made no secret of the fact that I'm not a great fan of Reina, and personally feel the time is right for the Spaniard to move on.
He's exhibiting the same kind of onfield dissatisfaction that we saw from Fernando Torres, and look how that ended up.