Pepe Reina
Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina has confirmed he will return to his parent club Liverpool next season.

The Spain international -- who has two years remaining on his contract at Anfield -- spent last season on loan at Napoli but the club's financial limitations have prevented them from striking another deal for the 31-year-old.

According to The Guardian, Reina has insisted he has not spoken to boss Brendan Rodgers yet but he is tied to his contract at Anfield.

"I don't know about my future. I want to be calm about it and there are people who are working on that. I have two years left on my Liverpool contract and the situation is the same as a month ago," said the Spanish goalkeeper.

"I've not spoken to Rodgers and I don't know what they think but I have a contract and in the end that is what counts. I have to join up with Liverpool and there's nothing more I can do.

"I said goodbye to Rafa at the end of the season and he knows the conditions that exist. At the moment things are like that."

Reina made his World Cup debut in Spain's final group game against Australia.

When asked if he would like to continue in the Spain national team, he said: "Absolutely, for sure. Today I fulfilled a dream, which was to play in a World Cup. Despite the team being eliminated I have the personal satisfaction of having played and having done so with a win."

Reina recently admitted he was still hopeful of playing for Napoli again next season but manager Benitez said his side are well stocked in goal: "We don't seek a goalkeeper," Benitez said on his official website.

"Rafael, with whom I keep in touch often to monitor his progress first hand, (Mariano) Andujar and (Roberto) Colombo are sufficient guarantee in our goal."

Reina has been linked with a move to Barcelona as the Catalans were looking for cover for new arrival Marc-Andre ter Stegen. But they have just completed the expected signing of Real Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.