Reina targeting new contract

03 November 2009 01:20
Liverpool have been boosted by the news that goalkeeper Jose Reina is intent on signing a new contract at Anfield.[LNB] The Reds are struggling in the Premier League after Saturday's defeat at Fulham and face a Champions League exit if they lose in Lyon on Wednesday. Manager Rafael Benitez's future is on the line but one bright spot is fellow Spaniard Reina's willingness to sign a new deal.[LNB] Talks on a new deal are expected to open soon and Reina added: "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."[LNB] He added: "It's already my fifth season here and that says it all, really. One of my daughters is a Scouser. [LNB] "I have some friends here and my wife and kids are happy. I have every reason to stay longer and of course I will."[LNB] Reina is clearly behind Benitez as Liverpool strive to turn around an increasingly desperate season.[LNB] He said: "Titles are what we are all here for. As a Liverpool player you have to have these ambitions. [LNB] "Trophies are the most important thing and the most important one is probably the Premier League. [LNB] "Rafa is building something special here. He proved that when he came here; the club was one thing and now it's something totally different. [LNB] "We have grown up and we can still grow up a little bit more."

Source: Eurosport