Reina ready to fight for place

Pepe Reina insists that he would welcome the competition from the likely arrival of Simon Mignolet at Liverpool.

Last Updated: 23/06/13 at 13:31 Post Comment

Pepe Reina: Simon Mignolet's widely-tipped move to Anfield casts doubt on th

Pepe Reina: Simon Mignolet's widely-tipped move to Anfield casts doubt on th

The Anfield club are thought to have agreed a fee in excess of £11million with Sunderland for the Belgian goalkeeper, a move that would throw Reina's future into question.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been linked with a return to Barcelona, who he left to join Villarreal in 2002.

However, Reina has previously signalled his intention to see out his current Liverpool contract, which has three years to run, and even extend it.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to increase competition on his squad, something Reina is happy to accept if the Mignolet deal goes through.

"It has not changed a bit. I have said it many times, I'm very comfortable and very happy at Liverpool," Reina declared at a press conference during the Confederations Cup.

"Every team needs competitors, and when it's positive it is more than welcome. If it is finally done I'll welcome him a lot, and anything he needs, I'm here."

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he 'where does it end' argument is an absurd one and completely misses the point of the Rooney Rule, which applies to all minorities. It doesn't force any team to appoint anyone, it merely requires them to interview at least one minority candidate.

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ou make a lot of good points, but I still find myself instinctively against anything that makes it easier for Paul Ince to get managerial roles

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