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Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez must decide whether to risk his bituin striker Fernando Torres at Fulham on Saturday.

Torres is one goal away from equalling the record for most goals scored sa pamamagitan ng an overseas player in his debut Premier League season but Benitez is considering resting a host of players ahead of susunod week's Champions League semi-final.

"We will think about Chelsea but for us to be in the tuktok four is really important, and we will have enough energy to play against Chelsea on Tuesday," sinabi Benitez. "Sometimes it's not easy for players to concentrate with a Champions League semi-final...
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Fernando Torres claims Avram Grant will have to win the Champions League to step out of Jose Mourinho's shadow. And the Spanish ace insists his Liverpool side are determined to stop that happening as they look to knock Chelsea out of the semi-finals for the third time running.

Torres, 24, has also claimed Chelsea's season will be decided sa pamamagitan ng their players and not the manager. He said: "If they win the Champions League, nobody will remember Mourinho.

At the end the player decides the system and decides if you are a strong team."

Torres also believes the Reds' experience in Europa will prove crucial, even though for the first time the first leg will be at Anfield.

He added: "The chance to win the Premier League has gone so we are focused on the Champions League.

"You can't tell whether it's better to be at tahanan first or not. It would be better if we don't concede a goal."
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has suggested that Ronaldo "carries United on his back in some matches".

With no hint of irony from the man who has scored 22 of Liverpool's 60 Premier League goals this season, Torres has hinted that United are a one-man team.

He suggests that to beat Sir Alex Ferguson's team in the Champions League semi-finals, Barcelona need only to nullify the Portuguese attacker.

"I watch Ronaldo every weekend and he is massively impressive," sinabi Torres.

"He carries United on his back in some matches.

"Barca have no idea how spectacular Ronaldo is or how far ahead of every other player in the world he is right now.

"But if they keep the ball away from him Barca will get to the Champions League final.

"United suffer against teams who keep possession of the ball."
Liverpool pasulong Fernando Torres has backed coach Rafael Benitez to remain at the club “for a long time”.

Benitez will decide on his Liverpool future once the Champions League campaign is over as club chief executive Rick Parry signalled he wants to clear the air with the Reds manager.

The Spanish coach has expressed his shock after learning that Parry was present when American co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett met Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

But despite the troubles behind the scenes at Anfield, Torres praised his compatriot for how he has adapted to the added strains of English football...
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dirk Kuyt has no doubt that fellow Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will break Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of 23 goals in a first Premier League season.

While off-field problems continue to dominate at Anfield, the partnership of Torres and Steven Gerrard is diverting some attention away from the boardroom power struggle at the club.

Ex-Manchester United striker van Nistelrooy managed 23 goals in his first campaign in England in 2001/02.

But Torres, who has scored 12 goals in his last 12 matches, heads into Saturday's trip away to struggling Fulham just one short of that feat with four league...
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 Torres and his mga kaibigan
Torres and his friends
Oscar, Juli, Hugo, Elias and Angel are Fernando Torres’ closest friends. They all shared a chat in which we discovered madami things about what Fernando is like off the pitch

FT: I’ve known Oscar for 25 or 30 years (laughs). I don’t know. For a long time.

Oscar: Since we played together in Infantiles (Under 13).

FT: And I met Hugo in the Madrid Team. At that time they took anyone on, as you can see. And I went to school with Elias in Fuenlabrada.

Hugo: We met each other through football.

FT: What we didn’t know was that Hugo wasn’t on his own, the package included Juli, who was like...
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Initial concerns regarding the fitness of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will be assuaged sa pamamagitan ng the news that the 24-year-old is not undergoing treatment today after his substitution in last night's Champions League semi-final.

There was notable anxiety at Stamford Bridge among Liverpool coaching staff and fans alike last night when Torres, who had scored in the 65th minuto to put Liverpool back on equal terms with Chelsea, was replaced sa pamamagitan ng Ryan Babel with 20 minutos of extra time still to play.

Rafael Benitez sinabi afterwards that he was forced to substitute his front-man because the Spaniard...
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LIVERPOOL (Reuters) - Fernando Torres is key to Liverpool's chances of beating Chelsea and reaching a third Champions League final in four seasons, manager Rafael Benitez sinabi on Monday.

Liverpool scored just two goals in their nakaraan semi-final victories over Chelsea in 2005 and 2007, but their manager now possesses a clinical scorer in Spain striker Torres who will lead the attack in Tuesday's first leg at Anfield.

"The team has confidence when players like Fernando Torres are in the team that can score goals," Benitez told reporters of the striker with a tally of 30 in his debut season.

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Despite an excellent personal season for Torres, Liverpool have failed to win any competitions – with Wednesday’s Champions League loss to Chelsea effectively ending their season.

Torres scored the winner today as the Anfield side battled to a 1-0 win over Manchester City and the Spaniard believes that madami consistent League success is a possibility in the susunod campaign.

“We want to win trophies every season,” he told Sky Sports.

“For the fans the most important thing is the League. Maybe susunod season. We have a strong team and we can win every game.”

Injury worries eased

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Rafael Benitez, the Liverpool manager, has described Fernando Torres's first season in England as "amazing", however he was warned the Spaniard that he will find life tougher susunod season.

Torres continued his spectacular form sa pamamagitan ng scoring the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Manchester City in their final tahanan game of the season on Sunday - to equal Sir Roger Hunt's record of scoring in eight successive tahanan matches. The former Athletico Madrid pasulong has now scored 32 goals since his summer ilipat from La Liga, and while Benitez has been thrilled sa pamamagitan ng Torres's progress he has warned him...
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Fernando Torres set a new record for goals scored sa pamamagitan ng a foreign player in a debut Premier League campaign as he helped Liverpool to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Two goals in five segundo half minutos from strikers Andrei Voronin and Torres, who broke former Manchester United pasulong Ruud van Nistelrooy's 23-goal tally, secured a comfortable win for Liverpool in a classic end of season affair.

Dimitar Berbatov, who is rumoured to be heading for pastures new in the summer, came the closest to opening the scoring in first half with a header from a Jamie O'Hara corner, but Liverpool...
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Fernando Torres yesterday equalled a 46 taon old record of a Liverpool player scoring in eight consecutive games at Anfield. The only other player to have done that was the Anfield legend Roger Hunt in 1962.

Torres also equalled the record amount of goals scored in the Premiership in a debut season, previously held sa pamamagitan ng Ruud van Nistelroy when he first joined Man Utd.

"I knew before the game about the chance to equal Roger Hunt's record and I am very proud to go down in this great club's history," Torres said.

"It is hard in your first season but it has been made easier sa pamamagitan ng the support I get and...
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While Liverpool face Chelsea in the CL semi-finals, Manchester United meet Barcelona, with Fernando Torres being something of an expert on both sides.

For not only has he come up against United this season, he's faced Barça several times in the past with former club Atlético Madrid.

Using his newfound experience of the English leagues, the young pasulong has now told Barcelona to watch out for Cristiano Ronaldo in particular.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is at another level," he enthused to Sport. "However, against teams that have the ball it's not so easy for him, and Barcelona can play well and beat...
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Check out the goals from Lampard, Malouda and most importantly Fernando Torres' first goal for Chelsea at link

Watch It!!! Enjoy It!!!


Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Essien (Benayoun 56), Mikel, Lampard; Kalou (Anelka 69), Drogba (Torres 75), Malouda.

Unused subs Turnbull, Ferreira, Bertrand, Zhirkov.

Cards Ivanovic (yellow)

Goals Lampard, Torres, Malouda.
West Ham (4-3-3): Green (c); Jacobsen, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Bridge; Noble (Keane 59), Hitzlsperger, Sears (Obinna 81); Spector, Cole (Piquionne 78), Ba.

Unused subs Boffin, Tomkins, Kovac, boa Morte.

Cards Hitzlsperger, Ba (yellow)
Shots on target Chelsea 8 West Ham 8

Corners Chelsea 7 West Ham 7

Fouls Chelsea 8 West Ham 13

Offsides Chelsea 3 West Ham 1
Referee Phil Dowd
The People: Manchester City are ready to make a £50m bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres this week - but want a quick answer from the Spaniard.
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DAILY bituin SUNDAY: David villa has revealed that Fernando Torres feels let down sa pamamagitan ng Liverpool and will quit Anfield for Chelsea susunod season if the Kop fail to get a Champions League spot. Also: Inter hitman Samuel Eto'o reckons Manchester City's £25 million target Mario Balotelli could become an all-time great - if he can control his temper.

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El Nino insists that it would be one of the best finals as well as one of the most open ibingiay the two styles of football between both sides.

It would almost be an all Spanish final if Liverpool faced Barcelona ibingiay the fact that the Reds from Merseyside have a Spanish manager as well as several players from Iberia.

Torres believes it would be a great game but he also is aware that Barcelona have to see off Manchester United first and Torres thinks the Red Devils are one of the best teams in the world at the moment.

“I would pag-ibig to see a Barcelona – Liverpool final,” Torres told Marca....
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“El Nino” has set the Premiership alight since signing from Atletico Madrid last summer for a club-record £23m fee, but the money seems to have been well spent as the striker has already scored 30 in all competitions is well placed to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of 23 goals scored in his first Premier League season.

"For me, Fernando is probably the stand out striker in world football and I'm just delighted that he's in a Liverpool shirt," sinabi Carragher, who certainly knows a thing or two about what makes a world-class striker.

"To get 30 goals in your first season is a fantastic...
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Fernando Torres finished the Premier League campaign on a high but Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez insists the bottom line is the club have failed to win a trophy this season.

Torres took his tally of league goals to 24 sa pamamagitan ng clinching a 2-0 win at Tottenham, edging ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy's record for goals scored sa pamamagitan ng a foreigner in a rookie season.

Benitez bought 'El Nino' for madami than £20million from Atletico Madrid last summer, which appears a bargain for what the Spain striker has delivered.

"Always when you sign a player you do not know if he will settle down and how he will do in the Premier...
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Fernando Torres feels it is too early for Liverpool fans to be comparing him to club greats of yesteryear Robbie Fowler and Kenny Dalglish.

Torres has taken Anfield sa pamamagitan ng storm this term and has madami than justified the £21 million Rafa Benitez shelled out to lure him from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Liverpool strikers have been in the shadow of Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen in kamakailan seasons, but Torres’ haul of 22 league goals has thrust him into the spotlight.

The Spaniard is delighted with how he has been welcomed to Merseyside, but feels it is premature to mention him in the same breath...
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Fernando Torres is setting his sights on another emotional night at Anfield - and another goal against Chelsea.

The Spanish superstar opened his Liverpool account way back in August in a 1-1 draw at Anfield against the Stamford Bridge oufit in the Premiership.

And ahead of the mouthwatering Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Chelsea, Part III, Torres has declared that strike gave him the confidence to go on and become a major success this season.

Torres has scored 30 goals to petsa and wants to make it 31 in tomorrow's first leg at Anfield, when he espects another emotional evening,...
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