Kenny Dalglish believes Pepe Reina's distribution is a key weapon for Liverpool.

The Spanish goalkeeper was instrumental in the second of our three goals against Newcastle at the weekend, sending a superb kick down field towards Luis Suarez, who then won a penalty which was converted by Dirk Kuyt.

And Dalglish reflected: "His distribution is fantastic for us. He sees things, he's sharp. He made the second goal against Birmingham last week and he's done it again.

"It's important that he can pass the ball for us. If the opposition close up he can hit it long and if they back off he can knock it short."

Dalglish also had words of praise for Suarez.

The January signing put in another all-action display against the Magpies, claiming his third goal in a red shirt by finishing a lovely team move at the Kop end.

"He just enjoys playing football," said Dalglish. "His style is very pleasing on the eye and his ability is fantastic. He gets as much joy out of someone else scoring as he does his own goals. That's fantastic for us.

"We said when he came that we were pleased to have him and that he'd be a real asset - and he's proved that."

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