Steven Gerrard expects Pepe Reina to stay

Gerrard expects Reina to stay
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Steven Gerrard expects Pepe Reina to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that he expects teammate Pepe Reina to stay at the club and fight for his place amid rumours that he could leave Anfield this summer.

The Spaniard's spot in the team is currently in doubt after the Reds signed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland on Tuesday.

Reina has been linked with a move to both Barcelona and Arsenal, but Gerrard believes that the keeper won't be going anywhere.

"I think who becomes the Liverpool number one is going to be [manager] Brendan Rodgers's decision, I think he has gone on the record and said he wants to keep Pepe Reina who is a world class goalie and Mignolet had a fantastic season as well so competition for places is going to be really healthy," Gerrard told Sky Sports News.

"It is going to be an interesting one, we are going to have to keep our eye on it. I know Pepe won't give up the No.1 one without a fight. I have experienced him in top, top form and I think on his day he's in the top five keepers in the world so it's going to be an interesting one to keep the eye on."

Reina joined Liverpool in 2005.

Should Pepe Reina depart for Barcelona, Sunderland number one Simon Mignolet is believed to be a target.
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