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Torres intends to stay at Anfield
03 Aug 2010 - 14:11:19
Liverpool's star striker Fernando Torres has given his strongest hint yet that he will reject opportunities to leave Anfield this summer and will remain loyal to the Reds and new manager Roy Hodgson.
The 26-year-old Spain World Cup winner has been linked with both Manchester City and Chelsea, but insists that he is more than happy to stay put and work with Hodgson.
He told the club's official website: "I really appreciated the fact that Roy Hodgson came out to see me while I was on my holidays. He told me about his plans for the club and what he wanted from me and I appreciated that.
"I hope he will be the right man to reach the targets of Liverpool Football Club and I am really looking forward to working with him.
"At the moment I am training just on my own, but as soon as I can I will train with the team and with the new manager.
"This is the best club in the country so the targets and expectations are always high. Hopefully we can stay at our level. At Liverpool the aim is to fight for every title.
"It was difficult last season, but we are sure we can improve this season.
"I am really happy to be back, really happy to stay with all my team-mates.
"My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead."