Former stopper claims he’s Reds’ ‘number one fan’

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Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, now at AC Milan, says he still keeps an eye out for Liverpool’s results when he can – and claims he might be the Reds’ number one fan.

The Spaniard also revealed that he wants to continue in football once he retires, although he still has another couple of seasons on his contract in Italy and is only 36.

The ex-Reds stopper still watches Reds matches and says he and his family still consider it ‘home’.

In an interview with, he said: “I was there eight years. I consider Liverpool my home and it will always be like that. It’s what they say; once a Red, always a Red. I’m probably the number one fan.”

Current number one Alisson has been a crucial member of the Reds’ squad this year having been signed from Roma last summer – he ended up beating Reina’s record of the most Premier League clean sheets for the Reds in a single league campaign this season.

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In front of him, Reina will no doubt have been impressed with Virgil van Dijk as well, although there is a lack of Spanish players in the current squad – something far from the case when Rafa Benitez and Reina were at the club.

Reina added:“[Liverpool being so good is] good for football itself. That’s where Liverpool belongs and hopefully, it will be like that for many years to come.

“They have done a fantastic job from the top of the club to the last player. They seem hungry to me and that’s important in football – to become even better and better.”

There’s certainly no doubt that he will be watching and supporting when the Reds kick off in Madrid against Tottenham in a fortnight’s time.

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