SOUNDS LIKE REINA IS STAYING AT LIVERPOOL
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has given his strongest indication that he will stay at Anfield next season. The Spaniard's future on Merseyside has been the subject of conjecture after an indifferent campaign for the Reds.
Reina had previously hinted he could be forced to leave the club if they were not competing for honours on a consistent basis.
However, Reina has been encouraged by the progress of the side under Kenny Dalglish and believes the club's American owners Fenway Sports Group will make money available to bolster the squad this summer.
"I am happy, calm and comfortable here," Reina told the Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. "[I am] looking towards the future which I reckon will bring a lot of happiness and hopefully the new project with the new American owners [Fenway Sports Group] will be a convincing one.
"Obviously [Rafael] Benítez brought me here but that doesn't mean that I'm unhappy with [Kenny] Dalglish, quite the opposite. I think he's the ideal man for Liverpool at this moment.
"It's my understanding, and based on what I've gathered from the people here, that we will be bringing in some important players, continuing to grow and hopefully in one or two years we will be in the place that Liverpool deserves to be, which is fighting for titles."
Reina has been mentioned as a possible target for Liverpool's bitter rivals Manchester United, but the former Barcelona and Villarreal keeper insists he has no plans to move to Old Trafford.
"I am not going to Manchester, that is not my intention," added Reina. "I don't know if I am a candidate for them; I am sure that they have evaluated a lot of goalkeepers, not just [David] De Gea or Reina."