League title unrealistic - Reina

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Found 12th Sep 2009
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina feels winning the Premier League title is "not a realistic objective" for his side this season.
The Reds finished second last term but their hopes of a first league title since 1989/90 have been hit by two defeats in their opening four games.
Reina told The Guardian: "There isn't frustration, there is resignation.
"Maybe it's time to get realistic and not think about the title but just about winning the next game."
Liverpool sold midfielder Xabi Alonso during the summer and, despite them spending around £38m to bring in Glen Johnson from Portsmouth and Alberto Aquilani from Roma, question marks remain over the depth of manager Rafael Benitez's squad.

Teams like Manchester United have lots of players who can tip the balance; we haven't got the individuals
Pepe Reina
Reina feels his side lacks the quality that is needed, adding: "We know what's in the squad; we can't do anything about it. All we can do is roll our sleeves up, work hard and try to win matches.
"Teams like Manchester United have lots of players who can tip the balance; we haven't got the individuals.
"There are games that get congested and we haven't got the vision other sides boast. Chelsea have Didier Drogba, who can bring down any ball - a useful option we haven't got."

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I don't know what he's on about, Man Utd are in the worst position they've been in for years and I can't see them winning the title this season.

Liverpool do have individuals that can win games, Gerrard and Torres can single handedly win matches, whereas United have lost there main match winner.

I suspect this is Reinas way of taking the pressure off the players, as a lot of comments were made about the clubs stability and the critics were out to get them.

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and you can forget about the carling cup as well

If any team drops out of the top 4, it will be Liverpool.

United always have a slow start to the season. Dont think they will win it though.

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again no opinion, more trolling

liverpool have better and more match winning players than UTD this year, and im a UTD supporter...

DudeyGeeza;6273751

liverpool have better and more match winning players than UTD this year, … liverpool have better and more match winning players than UTD this year, and im a UTD supporter...



lol. they have gerrard and torres, shows how many united hve

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cribert;6273747

again no opinion, more trolling



Great. Another one.:roll:

FilthAndFurry;6273820

Great. Another one.:roll:



lol hes sorta got a point tho mate, put an opinion on it rather than being the hukd neewsfeed :thumbsup:

have I missed something?? what's going on now?

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kungfu;6273836

lol hes sorta got a point tho mate, put an opinion on it rather than … lol hes sorta got a point tho mate, put an opinion on it rather than being the hukd neewsfeed :thumbsup:



My opinion is he's right and until the owners and Rafa go, Liverpool will continue to miss out on league titles.

realfriendlyman;6273714

I don't know what he's on about, Man Utd are in the worst position … I don't know what he's on about, Man Utd are in the worst position they've been in for years and I can't see them winning the title this season.Liverpool do have individuals that can win games, Gerrard and Torres can single handedly win matches, whereas United have lost there main match winner.I suspect this is Reinas way of taking the pressure off the players, as a lot of comments were made about the clubs stability and the critics were out to get them.




and they still beat Arsenal last week

FilthAndFurry;6273857

My opinion is he's right and until the owners and Rafa go, Liverpool will … My opinion is he's right and until the owners and Rafa go, Liverpool will continue to miss out on league titles.



cool but bung your opinion in at the start, its good to know what the OPs view is right from the beginning if hes simply gonna link to a news item :thumbsup:

kungfu;6273864

cool but bung your opinion in at the start, its good to know what the OPs … cool but bung your opinion in at the start, its good to know what the OPs view is right from the beginning if hes simply gonna link to a news item :thumbsup:



ahh i see, sorry i'm a bit slow today, the mrs made me do too much work last night... who said you could never have enough???:oops:

DudeyGeeza;6273879

ahh i see, sorry i'm a bit slow today, the mrs made me do too much work … ahh i see, sorry i'm a bit slow today, the mrs made me do too much work last night... who said you could never have enough???:oops:



yeh im gonna cut the grass myself when i get home later

Cantona_7;6273862

and they still beat Arsenal last week



but not cos of they ability, because of arsenals mistakes

micoo;6274025

but not cos of they ability, because of arsenals mistakes



lol and who caused them to make the mistakes? :roll:

Liverpool had their chance last season in the league, they were so close, they're much weaker this season without Alonso.

I also think Chelsea and maybe Man City will be big players in the league title this season, without mentioning Arsenal and even Spurs(who are showing good signs) - so that's another 2-4 top sides to contend with besides the usual threat of Man Utd (who've got a great chance despite losing their best player).

Around 20 years without a league title says it all, as that truly proves your quality over the long haul. Liverpool are a good cup team so that'll be their main domain this season. It's also true that without the aid of penalty shootouts Liverpool wouldn't have won anything of any note for quite a spell in recent years - at least by their own idea of their position in English football.

The 'admission' by Reina isn't all that surprising for realists. It's their true level.

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robtallica;6274078

Liverpool had their chance last season in the league, they were so close, … Liverpool had their chance last season in the league, they were so close, they're much weaker this season without Alonso. I also think Chelsea and maybe Man City will be big players in the league title this season, without mentioning Arsenal and even Spurs(who are showing good signs) - so that's another 2-4 top sides to contend with besides the usual threat of Man Utd (who've got a great chance despite losing their best player).Around 20 years without a league title says it all, as that truly proves your quality over the long haul. Liverpool are a good cup team so that'll be their main domain this season. It's also true that without the aid of penalty shootouts Liverpool wouldn't have won anything of any note for quite a spell in recent years - at least by their own idea of their position in English football. The 'admission' by Reina isn't all that surprising for realists. It's their true level.



I tend to agree. If Rafa was replaced then maybe they could be something more.

robtallica;6274078

Liverpool had their chance last season in the league, they were so close, … Liverpool had their chance last season in the league, they were so close, they're much weaker this season without Alonso. I also think Chelsea and maybe Man City will be big players in the league title this season, without mentioning Arsenal and even Spurs(who are showing good signs) - so that's another 2-4 top sides to contend with besides the usual threat of Man Utd (who've got a great chance despite losing their best player).Around 20 years without a league title says it all, as that truly proves your quality over the long haul. Liverpool are a good cup team so that'll be their main domain this season. It's also true that without the aid of penalty shootouts Liverpool wouldn't have won anything of any note for quite a spell in recent years - at least by their own idea of their position in English football. The 'admission' by Reina isn't all that surprising for realists. It's their true level.



I'd like to retract the bit in my previous statement, the bit about Arsenal and Spurs:whistling:

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Liverpool are such a boring team to watch.
They may do ok in champions league but in the league they are not very good.

I dont like rafa, gerrard is good, torres shows he can score.

but other than that, they don't have much else.

Utd will still win the league this season.

Hamm;6276218

Liverpool are such a boring team to watch.They may do ok in champions … Liverpool are such a boring team to watch.They may do ok in champions league but in the league they are not very good.I dont like rafa, gerrard is good, torres shows he can score.but other than that, they don't have much else.Utd will still win the league this season.



Just got back from today's match....perhaps you should watch the highlights later on MOTD or Football First to see just how boring / poor they were :roll:

And I love this myth that without Gerrard and Torres they're nothing. Who were top scorers in the Premier League last season, without their 'only two' players for large chunks of the season ?

I agree with Reina though..... thinking about the Premier League title in September is unreaslistic, and they should take it one game at a time :thumbsup:
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