Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina insists star striker Fernando Torres will be staying

24 May 2010 01:08
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes star striker Fernando Torres will remain at Anfield next season.

Torres has been linked with a move away from Merseyside after the club's poor campaign, with Chelsea and Barcelona supposedly in the running for the Spain international's services.

But Reina spoke to his compatriot this week and claims Torres is committed to turning the club's fortunes around.

Here to stay? Liverpool star Fernando Torres

'I am calm about Fernando,' Reina said in quotes reported by The People.

'I spoke to him about his future and he has told me that he intends to continue with us.

'Fernando suffered so many blows last season, but he is a professional and has always wanted to do well for us.

'That is what he remains - committed to this club.'

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has also been strongly linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Inter Milan a possible destination, but Reina is equally convinced his manager will stay put.

'I am convinced that Rafa will still be with us and that is good for us because he wants revenge in the next campaign,' he said.

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Source: Daily_Mail