Pepe Reina has described his time with Liverpool as the greatest period of his highly successful career.
The goalkeeper currently plays for Lazio but made almost 400 appearances for the Reds over an eight year spell at Anfield, helping the club to claim a European Super Cup in 2005, the FA Cup in 2006 and League Cup in 2012.
He started life in professional football at Barcelona and has also played at Bayern Munich and AC Milan, but still counts his time at Liverpool as the very best.
The 38-year-old, who has made more than 30 appearances in Serie A and the Champions League this term, told FutbolEmotion on Instagram: "In football it is nice to play, to run after the ball but thanks to my father I understood what my primary vocation was. To be in goal.
"Now my third son is starting to perform in this role too, I hope he is the third generation of goalkeepers.
"I remember my debut with Barcelona. I had been training regularly with the first team for three weeks because of [Francesc] Arnau's injury.
"At 43 minutes, the goalkeeper asked for a change and I went cold. Luckily there were only two minutes left before the interval and I was able to enter the field in peace, stay calm and warm up more during the beak.
"I played many games for the next three to four months and the coach decided to give me continuity even after my partner's recovery.
"Liverpool? I had a lot of fun in England, in my opinion the most competitive years of my career.
"Always in the Champions League and every year we fought for the title. Playing at Anfield was a dream, around 400 matches with the Reds jersey was the best thing that has happened to me in my career."
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Reina was asked about the differences he has found playing in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and the Bundesliga while the Spainard also outlined who his most difficult opponent has been.
"In England you defend less," he said, as per Italy24News .
"In Italy the rhythms are lower and with more breaks but in Germany it’s like in England, you are more intense and you always play to the maximum - you never rest.
"If I am still a protagonist now with Lazio I owe it to the passion for what I do, it helps me to stay at the highest level. Together with a healthy diet and rest, I want to be the protagonist until the end.
"The most formidable opponent faced was [Didier] Drogba.
"The matches between Liverpool and Chelsea were always complicated but beautiful to play and Drogba always caused me so many problems.
"Between body and mind, the latter helps me a lot, when it goes, everything else comes as a consequence.
"When you are in a good moment and in confidence, it is also easier to feel good physically. Especially for a role like goalkeeper.
"I like goalkeepers who fit in, who play deep and don’t limit themselves to high balls. I think that makes a difference in the role of a goalkeeper, today more difficult in respect of before."