Reina looking for Bernabeu turn

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is looking ahead to next week’s mouthwatering Champions League clash with Spanish giants Real Madrid, hoping his run of luck against them will change.

Ahead of next Wednesday night’s clash in the Spanish capital, Reina, who never won at the Bernabeu during his time at Barcelona and Villarreal, is confident the Reds can pull off victory.

“I have yet to win in the Bernabeu. In all the time I’ve played against them, I think I’ve managed only two draws,” he said.

“But then of course it’s a really tough place to get a result. That’s always been the case. When my dad played against them in the 60s and 70s it was the same story. He also had a bad record against them.

“It won’t be easy but we know we can do it, and that would be great for me and my family.

“Real are one of the best clubs in the world and if we did go out against them there would be no shame in it.

“But we will be doing our utmost to make sure that doesn’t happen and I’m confident we can reach the quarter-finals.”

Real Madrid vs Liverpool in the Champions League second round kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, 25th February. The return leg sees the Spanish side come to Anfield on Tuesday, 10th March.