Reina backs Rodgers' philosophy after Liverpool's Europa League victory

The 29-year-old goalkeeper enjoyed a quiet evening between the sticks as the Reds ran out easy winners against FC Gomel and he believes the new manager's methods are paying off
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has stated that he feels that new manager Brendan Rodgers' footballing philosophy is starting to bear fruit at the club.

After cruising into the play-off round of the Europa League, with a stylish and dominant display in their 3-0 win over FC Gomel at Anfield, Reina thinks the side's performance could be a sign of things to come.
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"It was a good night's work," Reina told the club's official website.

"We kept a clean sheet and got the result, played well, got through, and I'm happy for the fans.

"It's always enjoyable for me when the team wins, especially when we keep a clean sheet. That's the way it should be in almost every game, especially at home.

"It's coming along little by little. We have to be patient. It will take time - it's not a four-week project. We want to create our own style of play and that will take a little longer than four weeks.

"All we ask from the people is to be patient and have trust in the team because I think we are going to come good."

The game also marked a first goal for the club's only signing of the summer so far Fabio Borini, and Reina was full of words of encouragement for the young 21-year-old Italian forward.

He added: "It was a great strike - he finished it very well.

"He was clever. He had some really good moments throughout the game and he should be happy with his performance."

With the start of the new Premier League season just over a week away now, Reina was glad to be back in action for his club after a busy summer with his country at Euro 2012 and is raring to go ahead of the new campaign.

"I'm always happy to come back. It's been a busy summer - a happy, but busy summer - but it's great to be back.

"I'm looking forward to the start of the season and hopefully we can continue to keep getting positive results at Anfield."