Liverpool transfers: Pepe Reina rules out return to La Liga

Liverpool transfers: Pepe Reina expects to stay at the Reds with no interest from La Liga in the Spanish shot stopper

Pepe Reina is expecting to remain at Liverpool beyond the summer transfer window.

The Spain international has returned to the Reds after a season-long loan at Napoli following the arrival of Simon Mignolet last summer.

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Pepe Reina

The 31-year-old Coppa Italia winner was previously linked with a move to former club Barcelona before the Catalan side snapped up two goalkeepers.

And Reina appears willing to see out his current Liverpool contract despite the prospect of playing a back-up role at Anfield next season.

“I have a contract to respect with Liverpool. I’m training well and I am perfectly fine with my team-mates,” Reina told Cadena Ser.

“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.

“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, so we’ll see. “When Rafa Benítez signed me at Liverpool 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.”

Reina joined Liverpool from Villarreal in 2005, winning the FA Cup and League Cup.

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