Reina relishing Fiorentina test

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says he expects a tough battle when the Reds travel to Fiorentina for their next Champions League game on September 29th.

The Reds overcame Hungarian Champions Debrecen 1-0 at Anfield last night thanks to a single goal from Dirk Kuyt on the stroke of half time.

Reina says the team found last night’s game quite a challenge, but were relieved to walk away with a victory and get their European campaign off to a winning start.

He told reporters, “It was a difficult game, we knew they’d go into it with a lot of motivation as it was their first match in the Champions League,” said the goalkeeper.

“They didn’t make things easy for us but we’ve fulfilled our objective, which was to win and now we can look forward. We’ve a difficult trip ahead of us to [ACF] Fiorentina and we need to try to get the points there.

“It will be tough – Fiorentina play in one of the top leagues but then you look at all the games in the Champions League and there’s not a team you can look at and say: ‘We’ll beat them easily’.”