Reina to stay at Liverpool

  • By: Nadia Carminati
  • Last Updated: July 3 2014, 21:12 BST

Pepe Reina will spend the next season at Liverpool following the end of his loan spell with Napoli, the goalkeeper’s agent has confirmed.

Pepe Reina: Staying at Liverpool next season

The 31-year-old has two years remaining on his deal in England but was loaned out to Serie A for the duration of last season as Brendan Rodgers made Simon Mignolet his number one stopper at Anfield.

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Reina’s future has been uncertain since manager Rafael Benitez admitted Napoli were unable to afford a permanent move for the Spain international.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have been among the clubs linked with a bid for Reina this summer, but agent Manuel Garcia Quillon says he will be returning to his parent club.

"I know rumours are circulating about Reina’s future. But I can confirm that next season Pepe will play for Liverpool," he told Tuttonapoli.it.

"Reina will respect his deal with the English side."