Liverpool’s Reina: I’m very happy with our manager

The Reds’ Spanish keeper has played down talk that he is unhappy at Anfield and insists his relationship with boss Brendan Rodgers is good, with both men on the same wavelength

Pepe Reina has dismissed recent reports questioning his Anfield future and said that he is happy working under Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 30-year-old Spaniard is rumoured to be a summer target for his former club Barcelona, following reports that Rodgers is unsure about the goalkeeper’s long-term future.

However Reina, who has been sidelined for the previous two Liverpool games, insists that he is happy – on Merseyside and with his boss.

“My relationship with the manager is very good, I think we have got a lot of ideas in common. There is understanding about tactics, and the way we see football is quite similar,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“I’m very happy with our manager. He’s making sure we are learning, every day, the way to win, and that’s important.

“If we play good football, then we will be closer to winning games.”

Reina also believes that Rodgers has injected his own style of play into the side, the style of play that was typical of Swansea when he was in charge there last season.

“There’s no doubt I’m more involved more with my feet than before, but so are the team,” he added.

“The amount of passes in every game is going higher and higher compared to last season. It’s a different style and philosophy and I’m happy about it.

“I think given time, and as long as the players follow him, it will be good. It will become a great side – one which is difficult to beat.”

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