“This is how you do it Cesc, just copy me”. Anfield hero is going nowhere, which is perhaps more than can be said for his Spanish team mate?
Fernando Torres insists he is ‘really happy’ to stay at Liverpool and has stressed he is at ‘the best club in the country’.
The Spanish striker’s future at Anfield has been a source of speculation during the summer following Liverpool’s failure to qualify for this season’s UEFA Champions League.
Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with big-money bids, while reports have also claimed he could head back to Spain.
However, after returning to training following his World Cup winning exploits, Torres confirmed he is not looking to quit Anfield before the close of the transfer window.
“This is the best club in the country so the targets and expectations are always high,” Torres told the club’s official website.
“Hopefully we can stay at our level. At Liverpool the aim is to fight for every title. It was difficult last season, but we are sure we can improve this season.
“I am really happy to be back, really happy to stay with all my team-mates. My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed.
“I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.” (Sky Sports)
Its the kind of statement Arsenal fans probably wish Cesc Fabregas would hurry up and make and a move from the Spanish striker that allays any fears of an imminent departure. Roy Hodgson’s arrival seems to have gone down pretty well overall and the talk of a potential takeover will also have boosted the morale of the club’s supporters, keen to rid the club of the incompetent American owners.
Fernando Torres has been an astonishing success since his move to Anfield and his importance to the club can not be overstated. The new boss will hope that the former Atletico Madrid man comes back from injury swiftly and stays clear of any niggling side effects of the injury sustained in the World Cup Final.