Friday July 25 2014
Reina: At Liverpool to stay

As a return to Napoli or Spain looks unlikely, Pepe Reina has reflected that he is currently back at Liverpool for the foreseeable future.

The goalkeeper spent last season on loan at the Stadio San Paolo and began this summer speculated as on his way out of Anfield.

However, with former side Barcelona opting for Claudio Bravo and the Vesuviani having failed to negotiate terms with both Liverpool and the player, his focus is now on staying in England.

“I have a contract to be respect with Liverpool. I’m training well and I am perfectly fine with my teammates,” Reina has told Cadena Ser this week.

“I am here to stay. I have not talked to Brendan Rodgers, I’ve been here for only four days and I am just thinking of training to my best and getting back into shape.

“I want to be at the top and to play as many games as possible. At the moment all the big Spanish teams are covered in my role, so I see it as very difficult to return to Spain.

“It’s normal though that over the years you want to return to where you came from, we’ll see.

“When Rafa Benitez signed me in 2005, I accepted and said that I would be back a little later in Spain. He replied: ‘We’ll see’.

“It’s amazing that 10 years later I am still away from Spain and that it was he who brought me to Napoli last year.”