Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says it appears unlikely that he will play for the club again.
The Spaniard, currently on loan at Napoli where he has been reunited with former boss Rafa Benitez, does not expect to return to Anfield at the end of the season.
“At the moment it’s difficult to think about being a Liverpool player next year,” Reina told the Daily Mail. “They have a young goalkeeper in Simon Mignolet and the manager prefers him to me.
“That’s the reason why I’m here and he will be at the club next year as well. There’s no reason to think I’ll be a Liverpool player from now on but we’ll see where the future takes us.
“It’s been a good move so far and I don’t regret what happened. I would have preferred to say goodbye in a different way.”
Reina admits he had been happy at Liverpool and was not expecting to go anywhere in the summer.
“It did come as a surprise,” he said. “It was the club (Liverpool) who made the move. I was on my holidays and nobody told me anything.
“Suddenly Napoli called and said they were agreeing terms with Liverpool and Liverpool just rang me two days later and said the same. They probably had their own reasons.”