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Rafa wants more from duo

28 Sep 2009 16:29:40

Rafa wants more from duo

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez believes there is still more to come from the lethal attacking partnership of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. The Reds duo have struck an excellent understanding since Torres arrived at Anfield in 2007 and they are often hailed as the best forward pairing in the world. Both Gerrard and Torres were on target in the demolition of Hull City at the weekend, with the latter scoring a hat-trick, but perfectionist Benitez believes there is room for improvement. The Reds boss said: "The main thing is that these (two) are good players with quality and intelligence. Gerrard is very quick passing the ball and Torres is very quick to run into space. "If you analyse the goals they have scored together over the past couple of seasons, you would be amazed. "The understanding between the pair, with Torres up front and Gerrard in space behind him, has been the real difference for us. "Playing Steven further forward means he can link well and be a real partner for Torres, he still has to help in midfield but he does not have to go back 40 metres, only 15 metres now, no more. "But I believe they can both improve, both get better. They can always produce more." Meanwhile, Torres has repeated his belief that Benitez has improved him as a player since paying Atletico Madrid £26million. The Spain international said: "From the first day I arrived here I have always been improving, and Rafa has helped in that. "I am a better player now than when I was at Atletico Madrid. I hope to continue to keep improving with the manager and my team-mates who can all help me get better and better. "Under Rafa I've started to play much more in the middle. I've scored a lot of goals from this position, rather than playing further out towards the wings."


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