Pepe points to Wigan positives


Pepe Reina believes Liverpool did more than enough to beat Wigan at the DW Stadium last night, and reserved praise for his opposite number Ali Al-Habsi who had an inspired night in goal to earn his side a point.

The 29-year-old Spanish stopper says there are still plenty of reasons for the Reds to be positive after another good performance, despite the disappointment of dropping two points in the goalless draw.

"It was another one of those games when we deserved the three points but it feels like two points dropped," Reina told "Their goalkeeper Al-Habsi was brilliant and he made some great saves, including the penalty.

"As long as we keep creating these chances one of these days we will punish someone and get a lot of goals."

The result marked a third successive clean sheet for Reina, who was quick to point out the contribution of the whole team as a factor in making the defence a formidable barrier to break down.

"We didn't lose the game and we kept a clean sheet which is always positive," he added. "We have to take the positives and that is the team is defending very well and we can take a lot of confidence from that."

Reina is hoping that Kenny Dalglish's side can now get back to winning ways at Anfield as Liverpool turn their attention to their Boxing Day clash with Blackburn Rovers.

"We now have two home games in a row starting with Blackburn and we need to take maximum points if possible.

"We know Blackburn aren't in a nice situation at the moment and because of that it will be difficult with them fighting for our lives, and we will have to do our best.

"I enjoy the Boxing Day match, especially to play at home because our fans are with us and we want to win the game for them."

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