Reina convinced that Benitez and Torres will stay at Liverpool

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes club and country team-mate Fernando Torres will remain at Anfield next season.

Torres has been linked with a move away from Liverpool after the club's poor campaign, with Chelsea and Barcelona supposedly in the running for the Spaniard's services. But Reina spoke to his compatriot last week and claims Torres is committed to turning the club's fortunes around.

"I am calm about Fernando," Reina said. "I spoke to him about his future and he has told me that he intends to continue with us.

"Fernando suffered so many blows last season, but he is a professional and has always wanted to do well for us. That is what he remains – committed to this club."

The Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez, has also been strongly linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Juventus and Internazionale touted as a possible destination, but Reina is equally certain his manager will stay put.

"I am convinced that Rafa will still be with us and that is good for us because he wants revenge in the next campaign," Reina said.

Arsenal's William Gallas emerged unhurt yesterday after rolling over in a dune buggy at France's World Cup training camp in Tignes in the French Alps. Gallas managed to get out of the buggy and waved to his team-mates, as if to indicate he had not sustained any major injury in the crash, a Reuters photographer at the scene reported.

The defender is recovering from a calf injury and has been back in training for several days, suggesting he will be fit to take part in South Africa.

France, in a week-long training camp at this scenic ski village, have been taking part in activities such as hiking up a glacier and an introduction to biathlon, a mixture of cross-country skiing and shooting.

They earlier heard that Lassana Diarra would miss the World Cup after leaving the squad because of persistent stomach pains.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who has won 27 caps and was regarded as a likely starter, suffers from a genetic blood disorder affecting red blood cells and causing chronic fatigue, his club Real Madrid said in a statement. "It's hard to swallow because we know the importance of Lass on and off the pitch," defender Sebastien Squillaci said.

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