Sammy Lee has praised Fernando Torres. Lee has been impressed with the way Torres put the hours in at Melwood to get himself fit once again. "It was nice to see him on the bench against Man City," said the assistant manager. "It gave us a lift, gave all of the supporters a lift and I know for a fact it certainly took Man City by surprise. "His recovery has been excellent and it's down to him and the medical staff. He's been working very hard. "He's worked tirelessly coming in very early in the morning and staying very, very long hours. He has had good people working with him. "It's a credit to him and his professional attitude that he has worked so hard in his rehabilitation to get back into the team."