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Walk on: Liverpool hero Torres admits he'll leave Anfield for Italy or Germany
Published : 07 Apr 2009 16:08:48
Fernando Torres admits he is already looking at new challenges and fancies a shot at playing in Italy and Germany. But the Liverpool striker insists there is no truth in rumours that he will join Real Madrid in the summer - the rivals of his boyhood team Atletico. Torres is determined to win the Barclays Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool, but will stun his Anfield worshippers by admitting he has eyes for other admirers. 'Within a few years I would like to play in Italy, try Serie A football in order to complete my c.v by experiencing spells in all three big European leagues - the Spanish one, the English one and the Italian one, and the German one is also a good league,' the 25-year-old told Don Balon magazine. While Torres insists he has a special connection with the Liverpool fans, he is pragmatic when it comes to the future. 'Moves are part of football and even if I do not want to do it for the sake of it, I would like to go to Italy and Germany before I return to Spain, to play for Atletico of course. 'To me Bayern Munich is a very attractive club, even if moving there would be far into the future.' Torres is contracted to Liverpool for four more seasons and there is talk of a new deal in the offing following Rafa Benitez, Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt tying themselves to the club in the last few days. 'My first three days (in Liverpool) were spent in an apartment. Iread about Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, and Ifelt so proud to be sharing in this club.' Florentino Perez, the man who expects to regain his position as Real Madrid president in the summer, is an admirer, but Torres has spoken disparagingly of the Spanish champions in the past and took the opportunity to again belittle Atleti's rivals. 'To me, Real Madrid are not bigger than anyone. They are like Barcelona, Milan, Bayern, Inter...They are another great team,' he said. 'I do not pay much attention to them but to my past as a Rojiblanco (Atletico player). 'I would say yes to my girlfriend, not to him (Perez) because I cannot see myself playing for Real Madrid.' The Spain international is delighted by how the Anfield faithful have taken to him and he is determined to pay them back by delivering a long-awaited league title before eventually breaking their hearts. 'I would be happy to remain a Liverpool player for many years to come because I am very good here,' said Torres. 'The club have treated me tremendously and I owe the supporters a lot because they make me feel like I am going to stay here for ever. 'They treat me like (Steven) Gerrard or (Jamie) Carragher, which is impressive! I hope I will pay them back for their support by winning the Premier League they have been waiting for for a while.'