Reina 'really happy' to stay at Anfield

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Pepe Reina has revealed his intention to remain at Anfield after the promise of significant summer investment by director of football Damien Comolli.

There has been increasing speculation in recent months that the Spanish goalkeeper would leave Liverpool at the end of the season with Arsenal reportedly monitoring his progress with genuine interest.

But, after discussions with Comolli, the 28-year-old is happy to stay with the club he joined in 2005 in order to be part of the 'project' under Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group and Kenny Dalglish.

"Everything has changed. The situation of the club, recently I have talked with Comolli asking for the future and I believe in this club, in the project and I am happy here," said the Liverpool shot-stopper.

"My family was really desperate to stay, they are really happy here, but in December and January more or less most of the people, and not just the players, were doubting the future because we were not good enough.

"I never felt I had to leave, because I wanted to believe in the project, but the situation wasn't nice and the mood all over the place was not good. That is not the case any more and we are ready to take next step.

"That is where we have to look now, not about the past, about the future and the bright future we have in front of us."

Liverpool supporters appear to be optimistic that with Dalglish at the helm - and the acquisition of the right players - the Reds can mount a genuine assault on the Barclays Premier League title next season.


Reina also has that belief, and the eyes of Liverpool's rivals are likely to be firmly on Anfield during the transfer window as the Merseysiders look to do big summer business.

"I believe we are in the right place and going in the right direction and we have to keep it like that. Next season will be more positive. The quicker we improve the better for the club, but you cannot change overnight. It will take a little while," added Reina.

"We are optimistic, the owners are preparing a big summer and hopefully we are going to be right in the transfers we make and the players that come in will improve the squad."

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Jose Reina
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