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Rafa: Torres can get better
27 Sep 2009 - 10:51:28
Striker Fernando Torres is still to reach his peak, according to Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez after watching the Spain international score a superb hat-trick in the 6-1 demolition of Hull City at Anfield.
Torres has now scored eight goals in his last seven matches and has found the net an amazing 33 times in 34 matches at Anfield since his switch from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2007.
Benitez said of the 25-year-old: "In the last three games he was really good. He is improving his mentality, work-rate and movement and he is now showing his ability, but I still think he can do it better.
"The main thing is the mentality of the player. He is keen to learn and he will improve but how much depends on him.
"If you think about the money we were spending on players we then decided to spend £20million on Torres - that was a massive figure for us.
"We decided to bring him here because of his quality but also his potential and the future he had. We had a lot of confidence he would get better and we are pleased now but he can improve.
"Six goals is fantastic but it could have been even better because we had more chances at the end.
"The positive thing was the mentality of the team going forward, trying to win the game and still trying to score more goals."