Liverpool FC goalkeeper Pepe Reina wants new deal

03 November 2009 08:00
LIVERPOOL goalkeeper Pepe Reina wants to commit his long-term future to the club.

The 27-year-old Spanish international has also given his backing to under-fire manager Rafa Benitez after the Anfield outfit suffered six defeats in the last seven games.

Signed from Villarreal in 2005, the news Reina wants to stay with the Reds provides a timely boost ahead of tomorrow's vital Champions League match with Lyon and Reina says Liverpool are not giving up hope of winning trophies this season.

Reina said: 'My aim is to get a new contract in the future and I want to be here for many years. Apparently the club wants the same.

'It's already my fifth season here and that says it all, really. One of my daughters is a Scouser. I have some friends here and my wife and kids are happy. I have every reason to stay longer and of course I will.

'Titles are what we are all here for. As a Liverpool player, you have to have these ambitions. Trophies are the most important thing, and the most important one is probably the Premier League.

'Rafa Benitez is building something special here. He proved that when he came here - the club was one thing and now it's something totally different. We have grown up and we can still grow up a little bit more.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo