I’ve been a Liverpool fan ever since I saw my first English Premiership match around 30 years ago. I do not talk to much about it, but I do enjoy watching them play. After this weeks game LFC qualified for next years Champions League and also took a step closer towards claiming 3rd place in the premiership this year.
Besides the fact that the coach is Spanish they also have several other Spanish blokes on the squad. Among them a fantastic goalkeeper, Pepe Reina.
What record does Pepe Reina now hold that is better than the likes of Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar? We can reveal that the Spanish stopper has the best post-war record of clean sheets in his first 100 starts.
Reina, who played his 100th game for Liverpool against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, has kept 55 clean sheets. Clemence kept 51 clean sheets in his first 100 starts for Liverpool, Grobbelaar has 50 while Istanbul hero Jerzy Dudek had 45 shut outs in his first 100 starts.
A bit later today Liverpool will face Chelsea in the semifinals in this years European Championship, so keep your fingers crossed.
P.S. I know this is a bit “off-topic” compared to my usual ramblings, but hey it’s a blog isn’t it 😉