Reina reiterates desire to stay at Liverpool
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has again pledged his future to the club, amid speculation of a move to Barcelona.
The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a transfer away from Merseyside in recent months, with the likes of Barca and Arsenal believed to be keen.
Despite claiming on multiple occasions that he has no desire to leave Anfield, rumours regarding his future have failed to disappear.
La Liga leaders Barcelona are said to see him as the ideal replacement for Victor Valdes, who is set to leave the club sooner rather than later, but Reina distanced himself from the speculation:
“I believe that is conjecture. It’s not in my hands and the rumour mill is part of this,” he is quoted by talkSPORT via AS.
“It’s a great club (Barcelona) but I’m happy at Liverpool.”
Reina has been some way off of his best this term for Liverpool, turning in a number of shaky performances earlier in the campaign, as the Reds struggled to adapt to new manager Brendan Rodgers’ playing style.
But, in recent times the stopper has upped his game, becoming one of the club’s most consistent performers.
He has also talked of his positive relationship with Rodgers, hinting that his stay at the club will extend beyond this summer.