Liverpool Goalkeeper Pepe Reina: I'd Trade A Clean Sheet For A Victory

Winning always the priority for Pepe...

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has stressed that if he had the option of swapping a clean sheet for a victory, he wouldn't hesitate to take the three points.

The former Barcelona and Villarreal shot-stopper has won the Golden Glove award three times since arriving at Anfield in 2005, but he insisted that winning games means more to him than claiming such accolades.

"I would swap a clean sheet for a victory all day long," Reina said, according to The Daily Post.

"Apparently we are defending better now than we were and that is important, but we have to win because that is what really matters."

The Spaniard shed some light on the recent goalless draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, insisting that a draw was all that the Merseysiders deserved.

He continued: "If you cannot win then the next most important thing is not to lose, so at least we managed that [against Blackburn].

"It was a very difficult game, a physical game. We had two or three chances, but they also had a couple of chances. It was a tight game and in the end I think a draw was a fair result."

Rafael Benitez's men are now undefeated in their last six games. Next up is a meaningless clash against Fiorentina in the Champions League, before they play host to Arsenal on Sunday.

"Our target now is simple – to win the next game," Reina added.

"When we get to May we will be able to talk about what we have or haven’t achieved, that is the time to talk about everything."

Adithya Ananth, Goal.com UK