Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina has told Spanish media he is happy at Liverpool and denied reports linking him with a return to Barcelona.
The Reds number 25 has been strongly linked with a return to the club he started his career with since Victor Valdes expressed his intentions to leave the Camp Nou.
Reina is quoted telling Radio Marca “Any talk of me joining Barca is just speculation. I’ve got a contract at Liverpool and I’m very happy here.
“I am sure Victor Valdes with have his reasons for deciding to leave Barcelona. I respect him. He’s my teammate and friend. He’ll be leaving with his head held high, as he’s given his all to Barcelona.”
Reina made 30 appearances for Barca after coming through their famous academy system before a move to Villareal in 2002 – from where he joined Liverpool in 2005. The 30 year is closing in on his 400th appearance for the club but has struggled to find consisten form in the past 18 months.