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Reina committed to Reds

January 2, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Pepe Reina has hit out at the speculation he could leave Liverpool and insists he will honour his contract.

Roy Hodgson, Pepe Reina
PA PhotosPepe Reina has stressed that he intends to remain at Liverpool

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Reina, 28, has frequently been linked with a move away from Anfield since the summer, with Manchester United and Arsenal reported to have considered a move for the goalkeeper.

Reina, though, signed a new six-year deal in April and, although rumours persist that the contract may include an exit clause, he has stressed his commitment to the club.

"I'm tired of rumours linking me with many teams in England and abroad," he said in the Daily Star Sunday. "I am a man of my word and commitment. I will honour my contract with Liverpool.

"Stories of these offers are not true. I have not spoken to anyone - ever - and I am 100% a Liverpool player."

He added: "Since I've been here, I've found an incredible passion - more than I thought from Spain.

"Liverpool as a club is sacred, it is something special. Being Liverpool's goalkeeper is a privilege. For now, I just want to win trophies for them."

Meanwhile, defender Paul Konchesky has vowed to improve in the second half of the season after failing to hit top form after his summer move from Fulham.

"The fans have not seen the best of me yet," he said. "Hopefully, I can kick on in the new year. Liverpool are a big club with a great history. We must try to get the club back to where it belongs."

The Sunday Mirror reports that West Ham have expressed interest in Konchesky, but FIFA rules prevent him playing for three clubs in a single season.