Star goalkeeper hints at stay for 'Barcelona-esque' Dalglish

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Pepe Reina has given the best indication yet that he plans to stay at Liverpool, telling the LFC Weekly that Kenny Dalglish has a Pep Guardiola-esque air about him.

"Guardiola is a bit younger than him of course," Reina said.

"But they have very similar backgrounds - icons as players and great managers as well. It is important that he [Dalglish] knows the club.

"[Dalglish is] a legend in Liverpool - and I mean a legend because sometimes that word is used too much for other people.


“Kenny knows exactly what the [Liverpool] people think and what the supporters want to see.”

Reina believes that being both a player and a manager has made Dalglish even more loved by the Liverpool public.

"Because he was a great player himself, he understands the point of view of a player and that means he knows how to set standards and what is acceptable. He makes everything much easier for us."

Liverpool have shone under Kenny Dalglish’s reign, and are only behind Manchester United on points picked up since Dalglish took over.

"We have improved since Kenny became manager,” Reina said.

“We have beaten the big teams. But it is important as players to repeat that in every game. We need to be consistent with the aggression, commitment - everything.

"We cannot just perform against the top sides because a season is 10 months long.

“If we get the balance right, we'll be a lot, lot closer to where we want to be."

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