Torres wants winning tribute

13 April 2009 05:57
Fernando Torres is determined to inspire Liverpool to victory over Chelsea as a tribute to the 96 fans who died at Hillsborough. The Spanish striker is confident Liverpool can overcome the 3-1 first-leg deficit at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, feeling it would be a fitting tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster which marks its 20th anniversary on Wednesday. Torres dedicated his goals against Blackburn on Saturday to the memory of the fans and he is determined to pay tribute to the 96 supporters and their families by helping Liverpool to an improbable comeback victory against Chelsea. "Those goals on Saturday were for the 96 and their families because I know that Saturday was a special day for them with it being the home game closest to the anniversary," said Torres. "The goals were more special because of the service on Wednesday, when we will see the families on an important day for them and for all Liverpool supporters. "It makes tomorrow's game all the more important. We have to try to do it for the families and the 96 who died." Torres remains hopeful that Liverpool can overcome all the odds to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League with a three-goal victory at Chelsea. "I believe the team can score three goals at Chelsea although it is very difficult because they are a strong team," added Torres. "We can do it, we have confidence, we know we can win the game. And we will not panic if we do concede one there, if we score three then it goes to extra-time. "We won away to Manchester United, they scored but we still won 4-1. Chelsea could just defend, but I doubt that, they will want to score themselves and that will give us a chance ourselves. "Chelsea will play for the win, if they score one or two it will be over. They will not just defend, they will try to attack." Reds defender Jamie Carragher also insists confidence is high in the camp that they can upset Chelsea. "Chelsea played very well at Anfield, we have to give them credit for that," said Carragher. "But over the last couple of months we have been the form team in the country, and we know we can do it."

Source: SKY_Sports