Barcelona linked with Pepe Reina

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina dismissed talks of a rift with manager Brendan Rodgers after the Spaniard’s future with the club was in doubt. With rumours linking Reina with a return to Barcelona after Victor Valdes announced that he would be leaving the Camp Nou at the end of the season, Rodgers is doubtful about Reina’s long-term future with Liverpool But the Reds No. 1 denied any rumours and said he does not have any problems with Rodgers. Reina missed Liverpool’s last two games and was benched during Spain’s 1-1 draw against Finland on Friday. “My relationship with the manager is very good,”Reina said. “I think we have got a lot of ideas in common. There is understanding about tactics, and the way we see football is quite similar. I’m very happy with our manager.”