Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Reina Feels Liverpool Slump Could Last Till December

Pepe Reina believes it could take
up to six months for Roy
Hodgson to get Liverpool back
on track.
Liverpool have taken just six
points from their opening six
games and currently sit just two
places above the relegation
zone, with Hodgson struggling to
turn things around after
replacing Rafael Benitez this
Reina is confident that Hodgson's
methods will prove successful at
Anfield, but he has warned Reds
fans not to expect too much in
the short-term.
"When you have so many
changes moving in a new
direction under a new boss,
things don't happen instantly,"
he told LFC Weekly. "It can take
between three and six months
before you see improvements.
"Obviously, the quicker we adapt
and improve as a team, the
better it will be for everyone.
That doesn't just happen
overnight. Each of us has to
adjust to working in a new way.
"With the passing of each day, I
get used to it and what the
manager wants. It's the same for
all of us. We need to be
Reina feels, though, that
Liverpool have not been helped
by the fixture list at the start of
the season.
"People who criticise us about it
should look at the fixtures we've
had. It has been a difficult start.
Arsenal at home and then going
to play Manchester City,
Manchester United and
Birmingham away was never
going to be easy.
"Not many teams will go to the
City of Manchester Stadium, Old
Trafford or St Andrew's and win.
Those three teams have very
good records at home."

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