Liverpool boss Rodgers retains Reina faith

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he hasn't lost faith in goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he hasn't lost faith in goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

This term a hamstring injury kept him out for a month and stand-in Brad Jones’ displays — plus a dip in Reina’s early-season form — have left him scrapping for his place.

Reina, 30, finally returns today and Kop boss Rodgers said: “I have absolutely no qualms about Pepe.

“He is intent on making himself a better keeper and when we have that, we have one of the best in Europe.

“It’s all about confidence and losing confidence happens to every keeper — look at Joe Hart against Sweden.

“Pepe is our No 1 keeper and I know that he’s committed and determined to continue at the top for the next nine or 10 years.

“But it’s important for any player to know they have a challenge.”

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