Monday, September 21, 2009

Reina hails 'Nando' effect

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has paid tribute to the 'unbelievable' talents of his Anfield team-mate Fernando Torres.

The Spanish striker was at his awesome best over the weekend as he helped the Reds to a 3-2 victory over West Ham.

Torres bagged a brace at Upton Park, inspiring Rafa Benitez's side to a third consecutive success in the Premier League.

Reina was mightily impressed by his countryman's showing in the capital, but insists everyone at Anfield is aware of what the 25-year-old frontman is capable of.

"We knew Fernando would score," he told the Reds' official website.

"We all have 100 per cent confidence in him and we trust him always. He is always working hard for the team and he always creates space for the other players for them to score.

"His first goal was unbelievable. His turn was fantastic and he showed his quality."

Saturday's victory over the Hammers marked Reina's 150th league appearance for Liverpool, and the Spaniard hopes there are many more to come.

"I hope to play 150 more games for this club," he said.

"I'm very happy the team won and this is a special club. It's a pleasure and a privilege to play in front of the Kop and our wonderful supporters."

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