Saturday, September 19, 2009

Gerrard rates Torres as Best in premier league

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Fernando Torres remains the best striker in the Premier League after the Spaniard grabbed two in a 3-2 win over West Ham.

Torres' recent form has been questioned, but Torres was the difference between the two sides, scoring Liverpool's opener and then heading in the winner after West Ham had twice equalised.
"He's been playing okay to me,'' Gerrard told ESPN. "People are talking about it, but those are the standards he's set. He's scoring goals and he was on fire today with the two goals for us.''
Torres himself did not appear after the game as he was receiving treatment for a knock to his knee, but Gerrard insisted it was nothing serious.
The striker had put Liverpool ahead after 20 minutes, but West Ham soon pegged them back as Alessandro Diamanti fired in a penalty despite appearing to fall in the act.
Gerrard admitted he didn't see the incident clearly and also insisted Dirk Kuyt's goal should rightfully be his own.
"It was going in anyway,'' he said. "[Kuyt] scores enough goals, so I want it. I didn't have a good view of it [the penalty], I was at the other end. But the referee thinks it's right so we get on with it. We can enjoy tomorrow now. It was important we got our three points in the bag today as the sides above us are going to drop points.''

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