Liverpoool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says his performance against West Ham on Sunday was simply not good enough, and has vowed to improve.
Reina belives he could have done better to prevent the Hammer’s goals which subjected the Reds to a 3-1 defeat.
But it was a performance out of the blue for Reina and the Liverpool defence, who had previously kept six clean sheets in the previous seven games.
“Keeping those clean sheets was about not making mistakes,” he told the club’s official website. “First of all. I did a couple of them on Sunday and I felt really disappointed with my performance individually.
“I won’t hide behind any teammates – I was poor and I have to recognise this and keep learning from the mistakes.”
In an interview with BBC Sport yesterday, former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez said if he was at a new club, and had unlimited funds, Reina would be the player he would want to buy first for his “ability, character, professionalism and dressing room personality.”
Liverpool now look towards Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester Utd at Anfield with both teams going into the game off the back of defeats.