Asmir Begovic believes that he will be playing for Liverpool next season after telling reporters in his native Bosnia that he expects to join the club this summer.

The Stoke City goalkeeper has long been linked with a move away from the Britannia Stadium, especially after it was revealed that Jack Butland would join the club once the season ended.

Asmir Begovic
Asmir Begovic trains while representing Bosnia and Herzegovina. [Reuters]

With Tony Pulis, the man who signed Begovic for £3.25m from Portsmouth, now having left the club there is bound to be some uncertainty and the Bosnian keeper may well decide it is time for a change.

Begovic has earned rave reviews for his performances for Stoke and has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal over the course of the season.

However, it seems he believes he will be playing his club football at Anfield next season after his latest comments to the Bosnian media.

"I want to start preparing on July 10, with all the players of Liverpool," said Begovic, as quoted in the Daily Telegraph.

The 25 year old has proven to be one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League since establishing himself as number one at Stoke some three seasons ago.

Begovic was crowned Player of the Year by Stoke supporters but it seems he may now want to test himself at a bigger club who have ambitions of chasing a top four finish.

While Liverpool may have endured an inconsistent season, manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to overhaul his side in the summer and bring in more quality in order for the club to once again compete for a place in the Champions League.

A number of defenders are expected to arrive but there is also plenty of speculation about the future of current goalkeeper Pepe Reina who has been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona.

Despite Reina dismissing the rumours, the Telegraph reports that Begovic is convinced Reina will return to the Spanish club and that he will be his replacement.

Reina had a difficult start to the season, but did begin to find a level of consistency towards the end of the campaign, and there is a belief that he could be a replacement for wantaway Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes.