Liverpool morning news: Keeper claims it is ‘difficult’ to consider a future at Anfield

A select round-up of news relating to Liverpool, including Pepe Reina’s future and Sunderland’s hopes.

In an extensive interview with the Daily Mail, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has reiterated his belief that he will never again play for the Reds.

The Spaniard is currently on loan at Italian side Napoli, and reports at the start of the month claimed a deal had been agreed to take him to Barcelona next summer. But Reina claims not to know what the future holds; only that it is likely to be away from Anfield.

At the moment it’s difficult to think about being a Liverpool player next year,” Reina said. “They have a young goalkeeper in Simon Mignolet and the manager prefers him to me.”

There’s no reason to think I’ll be a Liverpool player from now on, but we’ll see where the future takes us.”

Many believe it will take him to the Nou Camp. But for now it appears the stopper is simply enjoying his time in Serie A.

As the Reds prepare for tomorrow’s league match against Sunderland, the Black Cats’ caretaker boss Kevin Ball has been speaking about the future of the club.

Talking to the Sunderland Echo, Ball said, “The owner knows what I’m all about, the people here know what I’m all about.

If the opportunity arose to speak with him (club owner Ellis Short) then I would.

I’m in charge at the moment so I’ve got games that I can be judged on.”

Sunderland may currently be bottom of the league, but Ball’s first game in charge saw a 2-0 victory in the League Cup and he will be hoping to maintain that form when he welcomes Liverpool to the Stadium of Light.

image: © Eric The Fish (2013)

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