Reina urges better home form
Pepe Reina says Liverpool's home form last season was not good enough as they prepare to kick off their Anfield campaign on Sunday.
The Reds host champions Manchester City hoping to bounce back from their 3-0 opening-day defeat at West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
They won just six Premier League matches at Anfield across all of the 2011-12 campaign - a run of results that played a big part in Kenny Dalglish being sacked and replaced by Brendan Rodgers.
Reina knows they face a very tough test when Roberto Mancini's men visit but he also says they need to perform better in front of their own fans.
"It's something we have to improve and we know that it cannot be the same this year. We have to make Anfield a fortress and our fans will play a big part in it," he told Liverpool's official website.
Ahead of Sunday's clash, he admitted: "Now it's Manchester City and they are probably our toughest opponents right now. It's only early days in the season, but clearly they are favourites once again to win the title, so it's going to be a tough, tough game."
Liverpool were disappointing at home last season but did tend to raise their game against the better sides so punters wishing to use their free bet might want to back them to secure a win against the champions.