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Liverpool no.1 Pepe Reina is not for sale. The Merseyside club have confirmed that their veteran Spanish goalkeeper is not going to be sold anytime in the future and they will not entertain any offers.
An official statement released on the club website quotes manager Brendan Rodgers quashing rumors linking Reina with a move away from the club and has insisted that the club is also not looking for more options in the goalkeeping department. Reina has been subject to plenty of interest from Arsenal, with the London giants having attempted to sign the stopper when Rafa Benitez left the club many moons ago.
When Arsenal no.1 Wojciech Szczesny missed a large chunk of the last few months due to injury, the British press reignited rumours of Reina moving to the Emirates to offer Szczesny some competition due to the injury to reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski and inconsistent performances of Italian Vito Mannone.
However, Rodgers has rejected suggestions that the club wish to sell the Spaniard and that they are in the market for other goalkeepers. Reina has been the clubâ€™s No.1 since 2005 and still has 3 years left on his contract. However, he has had to spend some time on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury giving an opportunity to Brad Jones, who has produced some assured performances. But Reina has returned to first-team action and even started the Europa League game against Udinese yesterday.
Liverpool have been linked with Birminghamâ€™s Jack Butland and Hannoverâ€™s Ron-Robert Zieler in the last couple of days, but Liverpoolâ€™s official website quotes Rodgers dismissing such speculation. Rodgers also praised number 2 Brad Jones as a capable deputy to Reina, who he described as one of the best goalkeepers in the league.
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