4 Nov 2011

PEPE REINA: "It was a pretty tough moment for everyone, not just me..."

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has revealed some more details about how bleak things became in the final days of the club's previous owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Reina, who recently admitted he could've left Anfield three times since he arrive at the club, remembered:

“All the stuff about the club being threatened with administration – those were the most difficult bits. It was a pretty tough moment for everyone, not just me.

“Everyone at Melwood, Anfield and around Liverpool were not very happy with the club, team and the performances.

“They were tough moments but once again I knew a club like Liverpool was not going to be sitting waiting for it to go into administration and fortunately we found good owners and the stability came back.”

In his recently released autobiogrpahy, Reina argued that Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher should've 'said something' to put Hicks and Gillett 'under real pressure'

Steven Gerrard refuted that suggestion, arguing it wasn't his or Carra's responsibility to step in:

“When a situation like that happens I don’t think it’s the players’ responsibility to step in. If me and Jamie had a go at them, I don’t think the owners’ were going to say ‘OK, we’ll sell the club £100 million cheaper.”

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. Jamie Kumwar - Seriously.....you are the most boring man alive!!!.......just stop posting this drivel!!!

  2. Pepe Reina- it's getting boring now.

  3. He should at least have the good grace to win something before writing a book that is if he cant muster the good grace not to write a book until he has retired .

    Like it or not boys the best Goalkeepers in the world are invariably English .

    You do get the odd excellent one from Ireland , Scotland & Wales as well but all in all English goal keepers are the best all around goal keepers money can buy .

    Their command of their area & ball handling skills are TRADITIONALLY second to none .

    English Centre Backs are up there with the very best in the world too .

    Their very best Central Midfielders can compete on a level with any one in the world as well .

    English strikers are on the same level as English Centre Backs , when they are good they are as good as anything out there .

    But when it comes to Goalkeepers ?

    I have never seen a nation produce better more often .

    Banks , Clemence , Shilton , Seaman , Lukic , Flowers , even Robinson & James were among the very best of their generation & Robinson is being vastly overlooked today .

    Hart looks like the real deal at City & Foster is starting to prove his value at West Brom .

    Its a shame Carson had to leave us so early , if he had developed with us he would be one of the very best in the world today .

    Casillas is the very best in the world & thats probably why Pepe has developed into such a good keeper also .

    But as a rule , being racist or whatever crime it is , if I were spending my own money ?

    I'd be looking to buy an Englishman as 1'st choice & invariably not until after he has turned 30 at least .

    The English FA are a disgrace the way they are ruining the indigenous game & preventing domestic talent developing .

    Sh!t runs down hill & therefore it effects the standard of the Welsh , Irish & Scottish players developing here too .

    Bale & Ramsey are the first genuinely talented Welsh players to come through since Bellamy .

    Charlie Adam is the first genuine classy Scot since ... er ... um ... was Hansen the last one before him !!!???

    As for the Irish ?

    They have produced enough respectable players but only Roy Keane & Shay Given have been anywhere near top class with maybe Robbie Keane knocking on its door along with Damien Duff .

    The Northern Irish have produced absolutely nobody of note since Kieth Gillespie apart from maybe Jonny Evans .

    People say that the Nazi's were bad neighbors but they cant have been near as bad as the English who give just about as much consideration for their neighbors (Who they have Butchered , Murdered & Robbed for hundreds of years ) as they give consideration to the man on the moon .