Reading boss Adkins: McCarthy deserves headlines

Reading boss Nigel Adkins paid tribute to Alex McCarthy after his performance in their 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

Reading boss Nigel Adkins paid tribute to Alex McCarthy after his performance in their 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina made fine saves when Noel Hunt and Jobi McAnuff threatened to score, but Reading manager Nigel Adkins insisted the afternoon belonged to McCarthy.

"All the headlines tomorrow will be about Alex McCarthy. He's put in a fantastic display even though he's been out for a while," Adkins said.

"We have some exceptional keepers here at Reading and a really good goalkeeping coach.

"I'm really pleased with the players, their attitude and application. We've kept a clean sheet and it's fair to say Alex has pulled off some world-class saves.

"Alex will receive the headlines but I'm pleased with all the players today."

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