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Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

Reina earns point for Liverpool

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Liverpool had goalkeeper Pepe Reina to thank for earning his side a point in a goalless draw at Birmingham in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Spain international produced two superb saves in the first half to deny Cameron Jerome and Craig Gardner as Birmingham, which remains unbeaten after four games, had the better of a drab match which was short of clear-cut chances.

"He was outstanding," Birmingham midfielder Barry Ferguson said of Reina. "We deserved to win the game and he was the only reason we didn't."

Liverpool lacked bite up front, with Fernando Torres marshaled well by the Birmingham center backs Roger Johnson and Scott Dann, and was restricted to efforts from long range which failed to seriously test goalkeeper Ben Foster.

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