Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fernando Torres Pledges Future To Liverpool

The Spanish striker has declared that he doesn't want to play for anyone other than the Reds...

After reports surfaced this morning that Catalan giants Barcelona were considering making an offer to try and tempt Spanish superstar Fernando Torres away from Liverpool, the player has spoken out to affirm his commitment to a club to whom he appears to have grown very attached.
"I don't see myself playing for Real Madrid, or Barcelona or Chelsea or any other team," he stated, speaking at a Spain press conference that was reported on Liverpool's official website.
"I see myself playing for Liverpool. I have a long contract and that's that."
With club boss Rafa Benitez rumoured to be in conflict with Spanish national coach Vicente Del Bosque over Torres' selection for Spain's friendly with England in Seville on Wednesday night, the injury problems that have plagued Torres in the past are now hopefully a thing of the past, the forward explained.
"This year what I am more worried about are injuries," he continued.
"I have had many problems since last summer but I hope I will be okay now until the end of the season.
And the Spaniard also hopes that his club captain will be recovering soon from the hamstring strain which has sidelined him for the next three weeks or so.

"Hopefully Steven [Gerrard] will be okay too," he went on. "He's a special player and a vital part of our team and we need him fit again soon.

"I don't know how long it will take for his leg to heal, but we wish him the best and hope we can have him back as quickly as possible.

"If it is in time for the Champions League game with Real Madrid, even better."

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