Brendan Rodgers Wants To Keep Pepe Reina At Liverpool

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Anfield boss keen to hold on to Spanish keeper.

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Brendan Rodgers has moved to dismiss speculation linking goalkeeper Pepe Reina with a move away from Liverpool according to The Daily Mail.

The Spanish goalkeeper was once widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League but has struggled to maintain the same level of form in recent seasons.

That sparked speculation that Reina could be about to quit the club this summer with Barcelona and Arsenal thought to be ready to take the player off Liverpool’s hands.

Barcelona are currently looking for a new keeper after their current number one Victor Valdes declared that he would not be signing a new deal with the club as he instead opts to search out a new challenge.

Arsenal are also keen on bringing in a new goalie with boss Arsene Wenger keen to bring in some competition for Polish stopper Wojciech Szczesny. The youngster has made a number of high profile mistakes this season and Wenger believes some competition could spur the player on to improve his performances.

But Rodgers has poured cold water on the rumours, insisting he considers Reina to be an integral part of his plans for next season. Reina is one of the club’ highest earners but Rodgers claimed he will not be forced to sell the goalkeeper by the club’s new owners, the Fenway Sports Group, who have preferred a more frugal approach to salaries since taking over in 2010.

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