Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has moved to quell speculation regarding Pepe Reina's future at Anfield by maintaining the Spanish goalkeeper will remain on Merseyside amid reports of interest from Barcelona.
Reina's performances in recent months have been a shadow of the form he has shown for much of his eight year career with The Reds with a string of errors during recent campaigns in stark contrast to the 30 year old's unflappable form.
Such is the extent of Reina problems in the Liverpool goal that his errors have amounted to the loss of 14 points for Rodgers' side this term along, mistakes which have cost the club a Champions League place next season.
Despite his wavering form, Barcelona are said to be interested in bringing Reina to the Nou Camp to replace Victor Valdes, whose contract expires in 2014.
Valdes has turned down the offer of a new deal and will depart Barcelona at the end of the next season. Barca's tradition of acquiring goalkeepers who provide expert distribution means Reina, one of finest 'keepers with his feet in the Premier League, is the No.1 candidate to replace his fellow countryman.
The ex-Villarreal stopper previously came through the ranks at La Masia prior to making 30 first team appearances for Barcelona between 2000-2002.
But Rodgers has quashed any suggestion Reina could leave Liverpool this summer: "We're into that silly season now. He's not for sale.
"He's got three years left on his contract here, he's happy and obviously there's speculation but it's not worth commenting on."
Of the 14 points relinquished by Reina's errors this season, the most high profile came in the draw with then champions Manchester City, which saw Sergio Aguero round him before slotting the ball in from a tight angle.
The goal saw City snatch a draw and while Liverpool took a credible point away from the Etihad Stadium, an individual error deprived them of all three against Roberto Mancini's side.
In the unlikely event Reina does re-joins the Catalans next season, Liverpool would be required to invest in a new goalkeeper with only Brad Jones possessing league experience in the squad with both Peter Gulacsi and Danny Ward still to make their debuts for the club.