Liverpool  boss Brendan Rodgers  has rubbished speculation linking Pepe Reina  with a move away from Anfield and insists the goalkeeper is part of his long-term vision for the club.The Spanish goalkeeper's form this term has fallen well below the high standards set in previous seasons although it has done little to deter talk of a summer switch away from the Merseyside club with Arsenal and Barcelona both reportedly interested.However, Rodgers has moved to quell rumours of Reina's exit and maintains that the 30-year-old will remain an integral part of his squad for some time yet."He's never been unsettled and our relationship is very strong," Rodgers told the Guardian."I have given him and a few of the senior boys real responsibility and I think they have enjoyed that. I see him as someone who is going to be here [next season]. "He is 30 years of age and is someone who looks after his body. The sports science team this year have worked really well with him. I think he's been outstanding and had great focus and hopefully that will continue for us."Reina’s father, Miguel, revealed that the Reds’ shot-stopper could return to former club Barcelona to replace Victor Valdes, but Rodgers has dismissed the links as pure speculation and is adamant that Reina is committed to Liverpool."Pepe and I speak a lot. He's a good man and I've got real respect for him as a player and as a human being," the Northern Irishman added."He understands everything we are trying to do here and is a great voice in the little debriefing meetings we have with the group and with the defenders and other goalkeepers. He's brilliant."And on a personal level we'll sit and have a cup of tea in the office and we'll chat about where he's at with his game and how he can improve.
"I think a lot of the stuff this year has been based on speculation with [Victor] Valdés going, or possibly going, there have been links they [Barcelona] will be in for another keeper. His dad has said some things and whatever."