Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled out selling Pepe Reina to Barcelona.

Reina has been linked with Barca as a replacement for want-away No1 Victor Valdes.

"I think a lot of the stuff this year has just been based on the speculation that Valdes is going," said the Liverpool manager.

"I am counting on him for next season, yes. He's never been unsettled and our relationship is very strong.

"Pepe and I speak a lot. He's a good man and I've real respect for him."