Liverpool’s Champions League position is a disgrace, according to Pepe Reina. The Spanish goalkeeper, signed from Villareal in 2005, has seen his team slide to third in Group E after a draw with Olympique Lyonnais Wednesday. Liverpool’s Champions League fate now rests in the hands of others, with a place in the Europa cup the most likely scenario.
“No it’s not the end. We have got two games to go and disgracefully we are not depending on ourselves,” Reina told Dipper rag the Liverpool Echo.
“We need Lyon to get something in Fiorentina. Our priority is to win our two games that remain and we will keep trying. Miracles? They happen, particularly at Liverpool.”
Liverpool conceded at last-minute Lisandro Lopez goal at Stade Gerland to leave the club on just four points, with Lyon topping the group on 10 and Fiorentina second on 9.
“That was our best performance in the Champions League so far this season,” Reina said of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw in France.
“Even in some of our league wins, we didn’t play as well as that. We didn’t deserve anything but a win. I’m really disappointed as we were unlucky. We have got to look for the positives and that is we played well under big, big pressure. We can handle the pressure.
“We can trust in ourselves and we will turn this situation around, I am sure of that. We have got enough quality and enough character. We have to look at the big picture. The team is playing better. It hasn’t been great for clean sheets this season but I would have settled for a 5-4 win.”
Liverpool has lost six, drawn one and won one of their last eight games placing manager Rafa Benitez’ job at risk. A minute’s silence is set to take place should the Spaniard’s team bow out of the competition on matchday five.