Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gerrard hails El-Nino as world's best

Steven Gerrard hailed Fernando Torres as "the best striker in the world" after the Spaniard became the fastest player in Liverpool's history to score 50 top-flight league goals when he struck an injury-time winner to break Aston Villa hearts.

A largely uninspiring match was heading for stalemate when mistakes and misfortune in the Villa defence conspired to give Torres a free run on goal in the 93rd minute. His finish was ruthless, the forward sweeping the ball across Brad Friedel to revive Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four place and etch his name in the Anfield record books.

The 24-year-old has reached a half-century of top-flight goals in 72 appearances, six matches quicker than Roger Hunt. He also leaves an illustrious list of Liverpool forwards trailing in his wake, with Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen requiring 84, 88 and 98 games respectively to hit the same landmark.

"You have to keep going to the end," said Gerrard. "And when you have players like this [Torres] on the team you know there's always a chance to snatch it. Everyone knows when he's on form he's the best in the world. We want him for many more years. We need his goals to drive us into the top four."

1 comment :

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