Pepe Reina looks for strong finish

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina says the players are determined to end the season strongly and don’t want the campaign to fizzle out.

The failure to beat an almost certainly doomed Reading side on Saturday leaves the Reds struggling to qualify for Europe next season as they sit eight points behind fifth placed Spurs with just five games left.

The keeper, who has been linked with a move away from the club in the summer, is determined to end the season on a high and says there is plenty still to play for.

“There are still 15 points to play for and it’s vitally important we finish the season well,” Reina said.

“We need to make sure that we are focused on the games we’ve got remaining and we need to end the season with a winning mentality. That will be important in terms of next season.

“There will be no shortage of motivation. Look at the games we’ve got left, Chelsea and Everton at home, Newcastle away – those kind of matches are a motivation for any player and even more so when you are wearing a Liverpool shirt.

“We need to get some wins. If that gets us into Europe then good but if not we need those wins for our own pride.

“Whenever you get the opportunity to play for this club you need to give 100% in every game and try to win them all.”

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