Jose Reina has dismissed rumours claiming he could return to play in Spain next summer.
The 26-year-old keeper has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid to follow in his father’s footsteps, but he has now said that he cannot see that happening.
“I see myself continuing outside of Spain. You never know, but I would like to spend a few more years in England. The plan is to stay here,” Reina told Marca.
“The team has not played great football, apart from the game last weekend against Manchester United, but we are on the right path. We are playing with comfort and that has allowed us to push up to the near the top,” he continued.
“People are saying it could be our season. The Premier League is always difficult as their are plenty of other teams, like Chelsea and Manchester United, that can do well. We have to reduce the difference at the top that has been there in the past few years.”
Reina believes that new Liverpool signing Albert Riera will prove himself to be a huge asset.
“He is adapting very quickly. Albert is a player that is going to do very well in this team and he has shown that in the two games that he has played so far. He will become an important player for us,” added Reina.
Reina looked ahead to the Reds’ Champions League encounter with Atletico Madrid and said that they will not be underestimating the team where his father played in the 1970’s.
“We knew that Atletico would be a team that could qualify. They have a compact and complete side and they will be very strong,” added Reina