Brendan Rodgers has given an update on the transfer speculation surrounding Pepe Reina and Brad Jones, with the Liverpool manager insisting that both keepers are very much wanted by the club for the long term.

Reina has had a disappointing season so far for the Reds, and this week reports claimed that Rodgers might offload the Spaniard in favour of England keeper Jack Butland, who is touted for big things for club and country.

But Rodgers insisted that he isn't interested in selling Liverpool's number one keeper in January, or at any other time, claiming that there is a lot to come from the 30 year old in the future.

"There's nothing whatsoever in any of those stories about Pepe," he said, the Liverpool Echo reports. "I want to make it 150% clear because I've read about goalkeepers linked and him leaving.

"This is a guy who is in a real good moment. He is the No 1 keeper for Liverpool. Yes, he will admit it himself, he probably had a difficult couple of years but he now has a sense of his best years are in front of him, not behind him.

"He has lost weight, he looks fresh, he looks bright and he is doing extra work. It is a great step forward for him and his commitment in terms of him staying at Liverpool.

Pepe Reina
Pepe Reina has had a disappointing season so far, but Liverpool want to keep the stopper for the long term.

"At this very moment in time he has three years left on his contract and I think he has his best years ahead of him.

"Now he is committed to the plan of what we are all trying to do which is to fight every single day and there is nobody fighting harder than him at the minute.

"Pepe is a wonderful guy, a real team player and we have seen in the last number of games he is really getting up to speed and he will be a very important part of how we work."

Rodgers also insisted that he will keep Jones on board, who was called to action last season when Reina and Alexander Doni were both out with red cards.

"Brad is another one I would like to keep," he explained. "His contract is something we are looking at the moment."

In Liverpool's last 10 matches, Reina has kept three clean sheets, and conceded once two times.