PEPE REINA marked his return to action with a clean sheet on Saturday – then admitted Liverpool must address their “ridiculous” lack of successive Premier League wins.
The Anfield outfit haven’t won back-to-back top-flight games since beating Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa last December.
Liverpool secured only their third Premier League win of the campaign at the weekend with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Wigan Athletic.
And with a trip to manager Brendan Rodgers’ former club Swansea City to come on Sunday, Reina – having made his first appearance in five weeks – said: “We haven’t won two games in a row since last December and that is ridiculous for Liverpool.
“It is our main target now, to make sure we get those three points at Swansea. We want to keep that momentum going.
“It is a pleasure to play at Anfield. We are glad because of the supporters’ patience. We haven’t been as good as we would wish but the supporters are right behind us.”
Saturday’s triumph over Wigan was only Liverpool’s eighth win in 27 home league games over the past 18 months.
“We are happy because we got the win,” said Reina. “We needed that at home. It was tough in the first half and we didn’t create that many chances but in the second half we played really well. We moved the ball at a higher tempo and found spaces.”
Reina returned after missing the previous seven games with a hamstring problem, a spell during which Brad Jones had impressed as deputy between the sticks.
“It has been the longest spell I have been out since I have been here,” said the Spaniard. “I had a spell at Barcelona when I was not playing but that was because they kept me on the bench.
“It is nice to get back in the team and feel that there were no injuries. We will see what the manager decides on Thursday but I will be ready if he needs me.”