Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina says, despite rumours to the contrary, he never considered leaving the club and he is happy with life on Merseyside.
There had been speculation during parts of last season that the Spanish stopper would seek a move away from Liverpool this summer in search of Champions League football.
But since the January return of Kenny Dalglish, the Reds have undergone a mini revival – and now look to be heading in the right direction once again.
"I am happy at Liverpool and so are my family. I've never wanted to go," said Reina.
"It is true that we have improved a lot this year but we have to keep growing."
With another busy summer anticipated at Anfield, Liverpool's owners are set to continue backing Dalglish in the transfer market, and the Reds have been linked with a host of exciting player additions.
"Everything has changed," added Reina. "The situation of the club, recently I have talked with [Damien] Comolli asking for the future and I believe in this club, in the project and I am happy here.
"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."
Reina signed a long-term five-year deal back in April 2010, and is satisfied Liverpool's ambitions match his own, so is looking forward to a bright future on Merseyside.
Ahead of what promises to be a pivotal close-season, the 28-year-old is encouraged by early signals around the club's transfer strategy, but reiterated it will not be a quick fix to achieve Liverpool's ambitions of a return to the top.
"The quicker we improve the better for the club, but you cannot change overnight. It will take a little while."
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