Torres insists Liverpool can knock champions Barcelona off their perch
08 June 2009 11:35
Fernando Torres has vowed to bring the glory days back to Liverpool.
The Reds were pipped to the Barclays Premier League title by Manchester United and the Spanish striker has now endured two trophyless seasons since arriving at Anfield.
But Torres, who recently signed an improved deal at Liverpool, believes they are on the brink of winning major competitions.
'You would not get top players signing new contracts if they did not think there were good times ahead,' he said. 'I expect many trophies for Liverpool in the years to come.
'The manager will know what he wants and what areas he wants to improve next season, and whatever he decides we know it will be the right choice because all the players and staff here have total trust in him.
'Our aim has to be the best. If we have no desire to be the best in England and in Europe then there is no point even turning up for work.
'I don't say it lightly, but we must think we can be as good or even better than Barcelona. It's the belief of everybody at this club that we can become the best and I think we have really moved forward in the last two seasons.
'There is nowhere else in Europe I want to be. I believe we are on the verge of something special here and I am delighted to commit my future to this club.
'We came very close this season, and next season, with the experience we now have, we know we can go one better. Manchester United are very strong but we will improve and will have more about us next year.
'We were unlucky with injuries this season. I am not making excuses but things could have been different. The manager is building and I expect many trophies for Liverpool in the years to come.
'Winning Euro 2008 with Spain was amazing and it made me understand how good the feeling of winning is. It has made me even more hungry for FA Cups, Premier League titles, European Cups - I want them all. And I want to win them all with Liverpool.'