Liverpool v Anzhi: Pepe Reina ruled out with hamstring injury

Liverpool v Anzhi: Colin Pascoe confirms goalkeeper Pepe Reina will not feature in the Europa League clash on Thursday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Pepe Reina suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty Photo: Standard Chartered

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Pepe Reina will not be available for Liverpool’s Europa League clash against Anzhi Makhachkala at Anfield on Thursday, assistant manager Colin Pascoe has confirmed.

The Reds’ second-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones deputised for Reina in their 1-0 victory over Reading in the Premier League on Saturday after the Spaniard injured his hamstring in training while on international duty.

The Liverpool assistant manager added he was unsure whether the 30-year-old would be fit for Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park.

“We’re not quite sure [how long he’ll be out for] at the moment,” said Pascoe. “Hopefully, it won’t be too long.

“He’s doing his rehab at the moment and he’s working hard in training. We’ve just got to assess him over the weekend and we’ll see then.”

Reina has made 382 appearances for Liverpool after completing a move from Villarreal to the Merseyside outfit in 2005.

Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala: Pre-match facts

• Liverpool’s seven previous games against Russian clubs ended W4 D1 L2, with the most recent of those matches the 2005 Uefa Super Cup, where the Reds beat CSKA Moscow 3-1 in Monaco.

• Anzhi’s 2-0 win against BSC Young Boys on matchday two matched their biggest ever European home win, achieved against Vitesse in this season’s third qualifying round.

• Liverpool’s next goal will be their 550th in Uefa club competition – this is their 315th European game.

• Samuel Eto’o has been to Anfield before, featuring in a 1-0 win against Liverpool with Barcelona in the 2006-07 Uefa Champions League round of 16.


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