Torres yet to pledge Reds future

22 July 2010 07:43
Manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Fernando Torres is yet to pledge his future to Liverpool. The Spain striker, who has been strongly linked with a £50million move to Chelsea this summer, has held talks with club chief executive Christian Purslow following his involvement in Spain's World Cup success. However, new Reds boss Hodgson has yet to talk to Torres and therefore cannot categorically rule out the chance of him leaving Anfield ahead of the new season. In recent days club captain Steven Gerrard pledged his own future, while Hodgson also completed the signing of England midfielder Joe Cole. "Christian Purslow has been talking to Fernando Torres for the last two days so there have been lots of words. But I haven't spoken to him, no," revealed Hodgson. "I was confident Steven Gerrard would stay with Liverpool because he is the heart and soul of the club. "It would have been a major blow to lose him. Steven Gerrard has pretty much said he's staying and that's a big boost. "It was a major day yesterday with the signing of Joe Cole in tandem with Gerrard saying he is staying. "Hopefully he will soon be followed by Fernando Torres. "On Monday most if not all of our players who were at the World Cup will return to training and we can start getting down to some serious work."

Source: ESA