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Liverpool can shake-up Premiership with Chelsea win - Reina

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina admits victory over Chelsea today would make a huge statement to the rest of the Premiership.

"If we could have picked a first game at home, this would be it because we have no fear at all, just confidence. We're really excited," enthused Reina to liverpoolfc.tv.

"It's in our minds to make a big statement by beating them at home. We want to give the fans a great day in our first game at Anfield.

"We knew to win the first game away against a tough team like Aston Villa was important for us.

"Having Chelsea in the second game, being such a strong side, means we already have it in our own hands to force our way into the top four early in the season. We want to make the most of this advantage.

"We always expect hard games against them. It's usually very physical, but we are in a good moment. We've started the season how we wanted.

"All of us had a poor beginning last season, although we were really unlucky with the fixtures. Visiting Bolton, Everton, Manchester United and Chelsea so quickly within six games made it very difficult.

"We wanted to change this beginning and hopefully we'll do it.

"Obviously it will help us this season that we're physically stronger and in a better situation when we have to play those difficult games.

"On paper, our fixtures at the start look easier and we feel we have more of an advantage, but we must still work hard to show that.

"The boss has been looking for three years to build a great squad where he knows he can pick any player at any moment.

"Now we can look at the bench and it's so strong, and that's important to us. You can see the quality of the players.

"Every tournament Liverpool is involved in is important and we have to fight to win it, but we have a special resolution in the Premier League.

"It's been 18 years since we won it, so that's what's getting us excited. It's the number one tournament for us now."

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