Liverpool manager plays down Barcelona’s chances of signing Reina

Brendan Rogers expects Pepe Reina to remain at Liverpool next season.

The 30-year-old has been at Anfield since the summer of 2005, and he has gone on to prove himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. However, he has been linked with a return to Barcelona ahead of the transfer window reopening, which would see him link up with a club he represented 30 times from 2000-2002.

With Victor Vales out of contract in a little over 12 months’ time, there have been suggestions the Camp Nou club could offload him now rather than lose him for nothing at the end of next term. The 31-year-old has already told the Catalans he will not be signing a new deal, as he instead seeks a fresh challenge abroad.

An offer for Reina, who has 26 international caps for Spain, would seem like a logical move for the La Liga giants. However, the former Villarreal man remains under contract on Merseyside until 2016, and Rodgers is certainly in no rush to sell him. Indeed, the Reds boss fully expects to count upon his first choice keeper next season.

“It’s that silly season now that starts up all the rumours and whatnot but Pepe’s not for sale,” he said. “He’s got three years left on his contract here, he’s happy and obviously there’s speculation but it’s not worth commenting on.”


1 thought on “Liverpool manager plays down Barcelona’s chances of signing Reina

  1. Next season foward players will become more dangerous if LFC can complete signing 2 new wingers……Christian Eriksen and Tello.Add 1 more strikers….Jackson Martinez,Leandro Damiao,Edison Cavani or Gonzalo Higuin.Why not try to break the bank with signing Mario Gotze??? I hope dealing with Ooredo will be great success to helping get more cash injection. LFC need to bring world class mentality players,not just well done or yo yo performance.Downing,Carroll,Borini,Skrtel,Spearing,and Pacheco must be sell out from LFC team next season.Please do not repeat again silly mistake with making wrong investment flops players like Tom Ince and Scott Sinclair.Not good value for money.It is will like wasting money project again.We need to get sign fresh players with new idea.Philippe Coutinho is good example… arrival who making LFC look diffrent with fresh idea. Briliant,genius and tricky players (better get leandro Damiao).

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