Reina happy at Anfield
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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has played down talk of a summer departure and insists he is enjoying life under boss Brendan Rodgers.
The 30-year-old has struggled with both form and fitness this season, raising speculation he could be sold as part of Rodgers' continued re-building plans at Anfield.
Spanish giants Barcelona are among those heavily linked with a move for Reina, who joined Liverpool from Villarreal in the summer of 2005.
However, Reina insists he enjoys a healthy relationship with his manager and is enthusiastic about the philosophy the former Swansea boss is trying to impose on the club.
"My relationship with the manager is very good," he told the Liverpool Echo. "I am very happy with our manager.
"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 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."