Previous
Manchester City
Crystal Palace
12:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Werder Bremen
Borussia Dortmund
2:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Manchester United
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Barcelona
Cordoba
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Montpellier
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nottingham Forest
Leeds United
5:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
San Lorenzo
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Roma
AC Milan
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Liverpool and Arsenal set for showdown

50-50 Challenge
Read

Reina: Prem has improved Spain stars

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says in-form David Silva is the latest example of a Spanish player benefitting from playing in the Premier League, and reckons compatriot Juan Mata will follow suit.

Reina, 29, has established himself as one of Europe's best goalkeepers since arriving at Anfield in 2005 and the former Villarreal No. 1 is certainly not alone in enhancing his reputation while playing in England.

The likes of Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres also blossomed at Anfield before moving on to pastures new, while Silva has emerged as City's stand-out performer over the past 12 months and Mata has impressed since moving to Chelsea this summer.

With Spanish players lighting up the Premier League, Reina is convinced that the national team can reap the rewards of his countrymen's experience of life in English football.

"Playing in England has certainly helped David - it has made him a regular starter for Spain," Reina said. "He's up there with the best in the Premier League.

"He's improved since he came to England, just like Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres did when they joined us and just like (Juan) Mata will do at Chelsea. Playing in a different league helps you become a better player."

Reina looks likely to make a rare international appearance on Saturday having been tipped to start between the posts ahead of Iker Casillas and Victor Valdes for Spain's friendly against England at Wembley.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.