Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, has told the Liverpool Echo that he has a ‘very good’ relationship with manager, Brendan Rodgers in response to speculation that the goalkeeper could be sold to Barcelona this summer. 

The Reds are currently sitting in seventh in the table after a shaky season and risk missing out on a Europa League position.

Reina has struggled to find fitness this season and when he has featured, his form hasn't been as impressive as it has been in recent years. His dip in form has sparked speculation that Rodgers could sell him in the summer.

This has led to rumours that he could be a replacement for Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, who has also been linked with a move away. 

However, the keeper himself has revealed that he has a good relationship with the manager and is happy with the club, believing it is going in the right direction.

"My relationship with the manager is very good," Reina said.

"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.

"I am very happy with our manager.

"He is 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.

"There's no doubt I am more involved with my feet than before but so is the team. The amount of passes in every game is going higher and higher compared to last season. It's a different style and philosophy - I am 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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