Pepe Reina says he won't return to Liverpool this summer

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On-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says he is unsure over who he will be playing for next season - but doesn't expect a return to Anfield.

The Spanish international is currently on loan with Serie A outift Napoli having linked up with former boss Rafa Benitez after spending the previous nine seasons on Merseyside.

He was replaced by Simon Mignolet, a £9 million summer arrival from Sunderland.

As it stands Reina will return to Liverpool at the end of the season, but he admits that is unlikely even with the fact that Napoli have not yet made an attempt to extend his stay in Naples.

"I'm very happy here and my family's happy too," Reina said.

"I'll be here right to the end, but not even I know what will happen after.

"I'm here now but I've got to return to Liverpool, although it's unlikely I'll stay there.

“Benitez was the most important figure in me arriving here. He convinced me to join this ambitious project at a great club.

“Obviously I also wanted to get to know a different league while it was Liverpool who took the first step by not wanting me any more because they were placing their faith in a younger goalkeeper."

While Liverpool fight for a top four finish this season, Napoli are adrift in the Italian title race behind Juventus and Roma - and will now focus their efforts on winning the Europa League, where they will take on Swansea in the last 32 tomorrow.

"We need to take things game by game, fighting on all fronts. Roma and Juve are not giving an inch, but now we're thinking about Europe," he explained.

"Thirteen points is a long way to be behind Juve, but we've always got to think positively, regardless of them.

"It's unlikely that they slip up now considering the pace they've sustained thus far, but it's up to us to do the impossible. We play every competition to win it.

"Now we're in the final (of the Coppa Italia), we want to win it, but we also know that Fiorentina are a great side.

"We've taken the first step, playing well against Roma and deserving to win and I'm delighted that we're now so close to winning.”

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