Liverpool’s players are learning and improving every single day on the Melwood practice fields — that’s the view of Pepe Reina, who believes Brendan Rodgers‘ footballing philosophies can bring the glory days back to Anfield.
The goalkeeper believes he and the manager share the same principles on how the game should be played — and is confident the Reds are on the right road towards another successful era.
“I have a great relationship with him,” Reina explained in the forthcoming edition of LFC TV’s Life Through a Lens series. ”We have a lot of ideas in common and the way we see football is quite similar. Our understanding about tactics and feeling for football is very similar. I’m very happy with our manager.
“It’s about learning and he’s certainly making sure we learn every day in training about ways to win. That’s important because at the end of the day, what you want to do is win. If you play good football, you’ll definitely be closer to winning more games.
“That’s where we are and my relationship with the manager is very good.
“If the players follow the philosophy, we’ll definitely become a great side — a difficult and strong side to beat and a competitive one.”
Liverpool’s style under Rodgers is characterized by a short, passing game — one that includes Reina distributing the ball from the back with his feet. It’s a method he’s relishing.
“There is no doubt that I am more involved with my feet than before, but so is the whole team,” added Reina. ”The amount of passes in every game is higher and higher compared to last season. It’s a different style and I am happy with it.”