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Liverpool boss Benitez happy with Reina

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has no problem with goalkeeper Pepe Reina, despite his mistakes against Chelsea last week.

"Pepe may make mistakes sometimes but I would prefer to have a keeper with his approach," said Benitez.

"I would rather have someone who is brave enough to come out and catch or punch than one who won't leave his six-yard box. The majority stay rooted to their line, make two or three saves but concede two or three goals because they haven't come for the cross. Pepe reads the game and tries to anticipate things.

"You would struggle to think of many better keepers anywhere in the world, and he is still only young at 25. He is like a sweeper for us, the way he talks to his defenders and starts counter-attacks with his distribution, and he has a really strong mentality."

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