Pepe Reina desperate for Liverpool to qualify for next season's Europa League

Keeper speaks of Dalglish's greater focus on ballwork than Hodgson
Pepe Reina hopes that Liverpool can resurrect their season and somehow manage to qualify for a Europa League run next term.

The Reds have had an utterly under-par season so far, and are currently only four points above the dreaded drop zone. But they have changed managers as Roy Hodgson was given the boot and fans' favourite Kenny Dalglish was installed on a temporary basis - until the end of the season.

Now the shot-stopper admits that the gaffer has put forth his ambition of guiding the club to a European spot.

"Kenny has spoken about his idea for the club and that is clear - we need to save our season and fight to be in the Europa League," Reina told The People.

"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in England and our fans do not deserve this season. It has not been the real Reds they have been seeing and I just hope we can end our bad run.

"Dalglish is a historic man in Liverpool and the dressing room is obviously with him.

"We are having a bad time of it but the players want to help get through that because it is our career and we have pride in our game.

"Dalglish has a lot of experience and knows perfectly what Liverpool Football Club is about. I hope we have success, although now is not the best of times."

Concerning the differences in ideologies between Hodgson and Dalglish, Reina said: "It is too soon too speak about the differences in the way Dalglish and Hodgson work, but with Dalglish there is more ball work and they are also working with us as people.

"Our morale needs to be worked on and that is key for the rest of the season."

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