Roy Hodgson Says Reina Will Not Leave Liverpool

by Punter's Hero on October 29, 2010

in Football, Latest News

Roy Hodgson Says Reina Will Not Leave Liverpool

Pepe Reina has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world after moving to Liverpool and has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in January.

Roy Hodgson has dismissed the link and says Reina is happy and will stay at Liverpool.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “It was just one of those stories that seems to occur – it’s just disappointing and annoying.

“Pepe is fantastic here, he is a lifeblood of this team. Everything he does around the club is excellent – he is always lively in the dressing room, he is always first class in training and he always wants to do more to improve.

“He demands better from those around him, he is always pushing people on. He is a player who we hold in the highest esteem.

“We have heard nothing from Manchester United and, more to the point, we don’t want to hear anything from Manchester United.

“If (Sir Alex) Ferguson is looking around at the end of the season and he has got lots of money to replace (Edwin) van der Sar, he might very well want Pepe Reina because he is the best around.

“But we do not want to sell him. I would like to think that we are going to become a successful club once again and Pepe is crucial to that.”

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