Benitez is delighted that Reina looks set to sign a new contract with the Reds.
“We are really pleased because I remember at the beginning people said ‘for England, in the air, he is not the best’,” said Benitez.
“He is the best in England, miles away from the others, and we are really pleased to keep him here for a long time.
“He is always organising the defenders and is more than a keeper.
“Sometimes the style of goalkeepers is for them to be really good in the six-yard box, Pepe is really good in the 18-yard box.”