Torres pays tribute to team ethic

27 September 2009 05:15
Striker Fernando Torres may hold the key to Liverpool's success in the Barclays Premier League this season but he is keen to stress the importance of the team around him. [LNB] The Spain international has hit a rich vein of form and his superb hat-trick in the 6-1 thrashing of Hull on Saturday took his season's tally to eight in seven league matches. [LNB] "When you score a hat-trick it is always an amazing day and when the team scores six it is fantastic for us and we have more confidence now," said the 25-year-old, who had no problems about being substituted midway through the second half. [LNB] "I did my work and this is a team game and players deserve to play. Ryan Babel came on and scored two. [LNB] "It is important to win and score goals but three was more than enough for me." [LNB] The ease with which victory was assured meant manager Rafael Benitez was able to withdraw both Torres and Steven Gerrard, the other goalscorer, with key games coming up. [LNB] Liverpool travel to Fiorentina, in the Champions League on Tuesday, before visiting Chelsea, who lost their 100% record and top spot with defeat at Wigan, next Sunday. [LNB] But after six successive victories - four in the Premier League - Torres admits confidence is high in the squad after a disappointing start to the season when they lost two of their opening three matches. [LNB] "We have to keep going as we are still not at our best," he added.[LNB] "We have a very hard game against Chelsea next weekend but we are in a fantastic position and we could be on the same points as them if we win that game."

Source: Eurosport