Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was honoured for his class and quality on the pitch last night, as the Spanish sensation walked away with the Northwest Football Premier League player of the year award last night.
The Spanish striker was named Premier League player of the year at the Northwest Football Awards in Manchester last night.
Torres told the ECHO: “I am really honoured to win this award but it is down to my manager, my team mates and the fans for the support they have given me since I moved to Liverpool. They helped me to settle in so quickly and it is a tribute to them that people outside the club believe I did well enough to deserve this.
“The support I have had from the fans has been fantastic and I would like to dedicate this award to them in particular. Hopefully the next prize we are celebrating will be for the whole club.”
Torres beat off the challenge of Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Everton’s Joleon Lescott and Manchester City’s Richard Dunne to the award. (Liverpool ECHO)
The award is well deserved for a player that has only improved in his second season in the Premier League. Whilst it still remains to be seen if Torres can help Liverpool secure the elusive league title, there’s no denying the fact that he’s upped the quality at the club ten-fold since he made his move from Atletico Madrid.
Beating off Ronaldo for any award recently has been a tall task; so it’s good to see Torres get some accolades for his recent success.