Reina: Liverpool fans will welcome back Chelsea pair Benitez, Torres

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina expects home fans to give Chelsea pair Rafa Benitez and Fernando Torres a great reception.
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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina expects home fans to give Chelsea pair Rafa Benitez and Fernando Torres a great reception.

Reina, who Benitez signed him from Villarreal eight years ago, does expects his former coach to warmly treated and even feels Torres will be welcomed back this time.

The keeper said: “We loved him, everybody knows what a great manager he is. He is showing that at Chelsea and showed it with Liverpool. The people love him and the appreciation for Rafa will be there.

“But there are three points available and Chelsea are big opponents — we have to aim to win those three points.

“The crowd will be right behind us as they always are. It’s going to be nice to hear the opinions on Fernando and Rafa. The people have love and respect for them. Hopefully they will be more than welcome.

“It is not the first time [Liverpool are facing Torres] but especially in the beginning it was weird because we were so close. But that’s football, you are leaving friends along the way.”

 
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