By FOX SPORTS Staff
Reina's future with Liverpool have come under increasing scrutiny following reports of manager Brendan Rodgers having finally lost his patience and trust in the error-prone shot-stopper.
With current Barcelona custodian Victor Valdes having announced his decision not to renew his contract with the Spanish giants once it expires at the end of next season, the Blaugrana have already begun actively seeking a replacement for the 31-year-old, and Reina appears to be at the top of their wish list.
Reina's father Miguel was also previously quoted as saying that his son would be "delighted to move to Barcelona", but the 30-year-old goalkeeper has moved to play down rumours that he would be joining the Blaugrana in the near future.
"[A move to Barcelona] is not in my hands and the rumour mongering is part of that," Reina told AS.
"They're such a great club, but I'm happy at Liverpool."
Reina also revealed that he knew nothing about Valdes' decision to leave the club.
"He [Valdes] is a friend, I'm going to respect him in everything that he decides," Reina added.
"He will have his reasons. He's not told me anything."
For now, Reina will be turning his attentions to the international stage.
Usual Spain first-choice goalkeeper Iker Casillas was omitted from the Spain squad for their upcoming internationals against Finland and France, and many are tipping Reina to fill in for La Roja in goal.
And Reina admits he is excited to be given the opportunity to represent his country.
"Everything indicates that I will play, but I won't change my attitude because Iker [Casillas] isn't here," Reina mused.
"I'm always excited and prepared. Not everybody that is called up is lucky enough to play. Only 11 play, but being called up by your country is an honour.
"Diego [Lopez] is playing so well; he has been decisive in many games and he is a Real Madrid-quality goalkeeper, without doubt. But in the national team it is the manager that makes the decisions.
"I'm not the showman. I'm an extrovert and joyful, and I have been lucky enough to be able to celebrate three great titles. I have been one of the most dedicated, but I am one of La Roja's goalkeepers, not the showman.
"It's not something that I prepare; I'm like that and whoever knows me knows that. But at the same time I don't want people to prefer the funny Pepe Reina. I want them to value me as a sportsman."
Reina joined Liverpool in 2005 and has thus far made over 250 appearances for the club.