Reina staying at Liverpool, agent insists

After speculation regarding Pepe Reina’s immediate future in the Liverpool squad after a poor start to the 2012-13 season, his agent has been quick to quash rumours that he is looking for an Anfield exit, according to the Daily Mail.

Under new manager Brendan Rodgers there has been a noticeable demise in the form of the Spanish stopper, with the blame being placed on him for soft goals against Manchester City, Hearts and Arsenal as Liverpool have struggled for results in the early season.

Since his move from Villarreal to Merseyside for £6m in 2005, Reina has been a favourite with the Anfield faithful and collected three Golden Glove awards in his time there. However, Rodgers has been purportedly interested in bringing another Swan, Michel Vorm, to the club to try and fix a leaky defence that has already shipped seven goals in three league games this season.

The keeper’s poor form has seen him fall down the pecking order in the national side too. He is now seen as third choice behind Barcelona’s Victor Valdes and Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas.

On the subject, Reina’s agent Manuel Garcia Quilon told Calciomercato: “Pepe has played many games in the Liverpool shirt and is used to all kinds of rumours.

It is clear he is not having an easy time because the team has not started the season well and liability is falling on him. But this will end when he returns to form. He still has four years to run on his contract and rumours of leaving Liverpool are just that – rumours.

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