Reina: Reds sale must be quick

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has stressed the importance of a quick sale in order that the Anfield club can bounce back from a disappointing season.

Reina fears that a drawn out sale process started by American co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks last month could lead to the departures of key players following a season which has ended without Champions League qualification.

"It is important players like Fernando (Torres) see the club moving forward," he told the Daily Express.

"Let's see how it goes with the owners and the sale of the club. Once we are done with that, let's build a proper team, a proper squad, a competitive squad."

Reina's call comes on the same day that Hicks revealed he has paid a 'terrible price' during two turbulent years at the helm of the Merseyside club.

Hicks and Gillett have not always seen eye-to-eye after taking over at Anfield in February 2008.

"From discussions we've had over the last two years, there are plenty of those people (potential new owners) out there," Hicks told The Times.

"We've owned it three years. We won't own it for five.

"I can still be a fan. But I've paid a terrible price. I'm 64 years old. I don't want that any more.

"(Dallas Cowboys owner) Jerry Jones is a good friend of mine, but his life and his family's life is the Dallas Cowboys. Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks are his life. This isn't my life."

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