Reina thinks title is “not realistic”

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says the current shape of the club’s squad means aiming for the Premier League title is “unrealistic”.

The comments will come as a major blow to the team, who face Burnley in the Premier League at Anfield later today.

Reina believes the Reds don’t have the individuals that rivals clubs have to change games and secure enough points to win the title.

He told The Guardian, “We all want to win the league but right now it’s not a realistic objective. There isn’t frustration, there’s resignation. 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. There is a problem.”

Reina added that if better work was done on the board room level, Rafa Benitez might have better funds to buy these individuals in the transfer windows.

“It would be good if the owners made an effort economically,” he added. “It would be lovely if we found ourselves in an economic position where we can bring in players and build a squad that can compete with other sides.

“But it’s up to the owners to try to bring players in, not us.”

Liverpool vs Burnley gets underway at 3pm today and you can follow the game live with exclusive text commentary right here on This Is Anfield. [Match Preview]