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Liverpool boss Benitez pays tribute to 200 gamer Reina

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez paid tribute to goalkeeper Pepe Reina after he kept a cleansheet against Blackburn Rovers - his 200th game for the club.

"To play 200 games for Liverpool is a massive figure," Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv.

"I am really pleased for him and hopefully he can play 200 more which will be very good for us.

"Pepe is a fantastic worker and his mentality on and off the pitch is really good. He is always training very hard and trying to improve every day. He is a very good professional.

"The goalkeeper, especially in a top side, is important because normally you are attacking and he will be involved in the game just one or two times.

"If he can make a great save and keep you in the game that is massive for the rest of the season."

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