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Liverpool icon Rush: Reina loves Merseyside

Liverpool icon Ian Rush says Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina is now an 'honorary Scouser'.

Reina's love for the club was evident with the signing of a new six-year deal last month - and he was yesterday rewarded by being named our Player of the Season.

Rush told liverpoolfc.tv: "Picking a player of the season is never an easy task but choosing Liverpool's top man this year has been straightforward.

"While Jamie Carragher's consistency has been noted and Javier Mascherano has performed with great credit, the only place I am looking for the star man is Pepe Reina.

"Aside from being ultra consistent between the posts, Reina has an extra quality that sets him apart. Everyone knows how Jan Molby 'became' a Scouser after he joined the Reds, playing with the same passion as those on the Kop and tapping into what makes the club tick.

"Reina has done likewise; a leader and a motivator, he showed his commitment to the club by signing a six-year contract and is going to be an important man for a long, long time."

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