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06 Apr 2009 11:45:00

Torres wants Reds to rule Europe

Liverpool may be embroiled in a race for the Premier League title - but Fernando Torres has his eyes fixed on winning the Champions League.The Reds take on Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at Anfield on Wednesday - and Torres says his part in Spain's victorious Euro 2008 campaign has given him the taste of success.Torres told the club's official website: "Domestic titles are very important but to win the Champions League you are saying we are the best team in Europe."This club has a great record in the European Cup but now I want to be a part of that history."Winning the European Championship was a great thing for me and I understood what it was to win a major trophy and what I had been missing."On the way home from the European Championship I made a promise that I wanted more of this success with Liverpool and it does not come any bigger than the European Cup."Meanwhile, Torres hailed the decision of Steven Gerrard to sign a new contract, saying the Liverpool skipper is one of the best players in the game."Stevie has been getting a lot of praise from some of the best players in the world," added Torres. "That is quite right because I think he is the best in the world. He is a great team player but he can also win a game on his own when maybe we are not playing so well."I would love to see him have a lot more success. I cannot think of a player I would rather be playing with."We know it is not going to be easy against Chelsea on Wednesday but both Stevie and I are happy with our form."The Spanish striker also reiterated his own desire to stay at the club for the long term.He said: "I have said many times the only club I would leave Atletico Madrid for was Liverpool, and nothing has changed there. They are the only two clubs that are in my heart."I have supported Liverpool since I was a boy and I intend on staying here a very long time."


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