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Liverpool keeper Reina: Defeats mean nothing

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says there's no reason to panic after two defeats already this season.

Reina says: "People say we have lost as many games this season as we did in the whole of last season. But last season our biggest problem was drawing games.

"Those draws meant that we could have drawn the two games that we lost, gone unbeaten in the league all season, but still not won it.

"I would rather have lost six of those 11 games and won the other five. Then we would have finished level on points with Manchester United and maybe have won it on goal difference.

"People can point to defeats, but I feel it's draws that make it more difficult."

He added: "One thing that became clear to everyone at the club before this season started was that we must take more risks if we want to win the league. Even if it means losing a few more games, particularly at home.

"In the short-term that may disappoint a few people but in the long term, it's better to cut out the draws.

"In a league where there is three points for a win, for teams trying to win the title, it's definitely draws that make it more difficult."

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