Torres: I'm going nowhere

19 June 2009 08:41
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has categorically ruled out leaving Anfield after insisting he will win important trophies with the club. The Spain striker was linked with a surprise move to the Reds' bitter rivals Manchester United last week, while Barcelona are also reported to be potential suitors. But the 25-year-old hot-shot claims he has absolutely no intention of leaving Liverpool just weeks after pledging his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract. "Winning the European Championship with Spain gave me a taste of what winning at the top level was like and once you've had a taste of success it becomes an addiction," he told the Daily Mail. "A lot of players committed themselves to Liverpool this summer with new contracts and players don't do that unless they think they can have their ambitions met. "There is a lot of belief at the club and a lot of trust in the manager. "I sincerely believe I will win the Premier League and the European Cup here. The winning tradition is very clear at Liverpool. I want to be involved in a little piece of their history." "I'm very happy with my contract at Liverpool and wouldn't leave just to earn a little more somewhere else where I wouldn't be that happy. To want any more would be greedy and that is not me. As long as Liverpool want me, I will stay." Meanwhile, Torres has rubbished reports linking team-mate and Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano with a summer switch to Barcelona. He added: "Javier loves it at Liverpool, that is all I can tell you. "In the summer people like to make a lot of noises about world-class players and Javier is a world-class player. "He has said himself that he is very happy at Anfield and there is no reason for him to want to leave."

Source: ESA

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