Speaking to Radio ManaMana, Doni conceded that Liverpool have no real chance of making the Champions League this season, and his frustration with playing second-fiddle to Reina was evidence. He said:
"Next year, I don't know where I will be playing. Being on the bench at Liverpool is not great, and the manager [Dalglish] prefers Reina.
Doni's frustration is totally understandable; surely Dalglish could've given him 20 minutes here or there throughout the season? For example, the Brazilian could surely have been brought on during Liverpool's 6-1 FA Cup victory against Brighton?
Reina's form this season has (IMO) been poor, and part of the reason must be that he has no competition. Reina has absolutely no real challenger, so even if plays badly there are no consequences for him. How is that conducive to keeping him motivated to improve?
Despite his frustrations, Doni admits that he's having a 'beautiful' experience in England, but he still pines for his old club Roma, with whom he won two trophies:
"I enjoyed living in Rome. I had a good time, it was a great experience, and I miss that a bit. It always rains here in Liverpool!"