Hodgson boosted by Torres' scarf gesture

14 July 2010 09:30
Roy Hodgson feels pictures of Fernando Torres celebrating his World Cup success wearing a Liverpool scarf have given the club a lift. The Spain striker has been the subject of constant speculation over his future throughout the summer but he showed his allegiance after Sunday's glorious triumph in Johannesburg. The 26-year-old was one of four Liverpool players in the World Cup final squads along with Spanish team-mate Jose Reina and Holland pair Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel. Hodgson told the club's website, www.liverpoolfc.tv: "As Liverpool manager, I take great pride in the fact that two of our players can call themselves World Cup winners this summer. "I think it's safe to say the pictures of Fernando in the dressing room with the World Cup certainly went down well with our fans but the club can be proud of all the players who went away to the World Cup. "To have four players reach the final is an incredible achievement and I look forward to working with them when they return to Melwood after their holidays."

Source: PA

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