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Torres targets title in `best competition'
Published : 17 Sep 2009 15:34:00
Fernando Torres is sure the English top flight is still the world's greatest league - and is determined to help Liverpool become its champion once again. The Reds travel to West Ham in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday as their quest continues to bring home the trophy that has eluded them for almost 20 years. The division has changed beyond recognition since the last time Liverpool were crowned champions in 1990, with the influx of superstar foreigners like Spanish striker Torres placing it in the eyes of many above any other leagues across the globe. Such feeling has cooled somewhat after a summer which has seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso arrive in Spain to boost the Primera Division's box office appeal. But for Torres, who spent 12 years playing in his homeland with Atletico Madrid, there is no doubt that England is the place to be. "As a competition it is the best one," Torres told Press Association Sport. "When you are talking about organisation, respect, and having all the stadiums full every weekend, it is really nice to see that. In Spain they have some of the better players in the world, but as a competition, it is not as big as the Premier League. I was playing in Spain, and I can tell you honestly, the Premier League is a much better competition."