Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has hailed Pepe Reina as the world’s best goalkeeper, as the Spanish shot-stopper prepares to make his 150th consecutive league appearance for the club in tonight’s match against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Reina has proved consistently outstanding since arriving from Villarreal in 2005, for a fee in the region of £6.5m and Dalglish is full of praise for Liverpool’s man between the sticks.
Dalglish told Liverpoolfc.tv: “It’s fantastic for Pepe. It’s great for him to make 150 consecutive appearances.
“He’s our goalkeeper and it’s important we have that continuity. The quality of his performances have been fantastic. I’m sure it’s a milestone that he will think about very fondly.
“He’s a huge influence on us. Not only does he stop goals – he creates them as well.
“It’s great for us to have him between the sticks, and for me – if he’s not the best – then I would like to see the one that is better than him.”