Liverpool legend Ray Clemence has hailed Pepe Reina as one of the world's best goalkeepers and hopes the Spain international will remain at Anfield for many years to come.
The former Barcelona and Villarreal stopper has been a huge hit on Merseyside since joining the club in 2005 and boss Rafael Benitez has already spoken of his desire to extend the Spaniard's stay, in an exclusive interview with the official website earlier this week.
Clemence is in complete agreement with the Liverpool manager and reckons Reina's impact has been such, that he will be remembered as one of the greatest custodians the club has ever had.
"Anybody that plays in Liverpool's goal for the amount of time he has is a quality goalkeeper - Reina's done this season in, season out," Clemence told Liverpoolfc.tv.
"The best goalkeepers are consistent and he certainly is that, and the all the best goalkeepers are capable of pulling off very special saves at vital times in the game.
"He has proved over the years that he is capable of doing that as well so that is one of the areas that Liverpool do not have to worry about in terms of having somebody who is world class there.
"He is one of the best in the world, it's as simple as that.
"It's a shame for him really that Casillas is Spanish because I'm sure that Pepe would be Spain's number one goalkeeper. Casillas is such a great goalkeeper as well so it's difficult for Pepe at international level. I can relate to that as when I played I had Peter Shilton competing with me for England."
He added: "People keep ringing me saying he has broken my Liverpool records and I didn't even know I had those records! He is more than worthy of it and he's a top quality goalkeeper. I hope he remains there for many more years."