Pepe Reina: Liverpool FC won't give up on Champions League hopes

05 November 2009 10:00
Pepe Reina 300[LNB]PEPE REINA today admitted it is a 'disgrace' that Liverpool's Champions League prospects are no longer in their own hands.[LNB]The Reds looked as if they had started to salvage an impossible situation in Lyon last night when they led thanks to a thunderbolt from Ryan Babel with 40 second to go.[LNB]However, another defensive mix-up once again proved costly, as Lisandro salvaged a 1-1 draw for Lyon and left Liverpool's hopes of progress hanging by a thread.[LNB]They now require Lyon to beat Fiorentina in Florence on November 24 - and win their final two matches against Debrecen and the Italians - to stand any chance.[LNB]That it has come to this has left Reina bitterly disappointed but, typically, he is refusing to concede that a Europa League campaign beckons.[LNB]'No it's not the end,' Reina insisted. 'We have got two games to go and disgracefully we are not depending on ourselves; we need Lyon to get something in Fiorentina.[LNB]'Our priority is to win our two games that remain and we will keep trying. [LNB]"Miracles? They happen, particularly at Liverpool.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo