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Benitez believes in strikers
13 Aug 2008 - 07:45:12
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has backed strike pair Fernando Torres and Robbie Keane to drive the Reds on to success in the coming months.
Benitez has brought Spurs captain Keane to the club to work with Torres, who enjoyed a superb first season at Anfield, scoring 33 goals in all competitions.
Now Benitez believes his side have the firepower to challenge for silverware, both domestically and in Europe.
He told the club's official website: "I think the two strikers are top-class and on the same level as anyone.
"If they play together a lot, I think they can go on and get better and better.
"If you ask me, I would prefer them to have played together more in pre-season, but Torres came back late and we only signed Keane recently, so it wasn't ideal.
"Both players are clever and it is clear that if they play together for a long time, it will be easier for them to develop an understanding. I think they will be okay and can show their quality.
"In the time they have had together they have played well and we have been scoring goals. They need time, but we have confidence in them and I think we played well in the last game against Lazio."