16 October 2007

Torres bullish about derby

Fernando Torres refuses to accept he is out of the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool's Spanish striker picked up a thigh injury on international duty last week when it was predicted he would be out for "eight to 10 days".
But Torres is bullish about playing in a massive week for the Anfield club, who visit bitter local rivals Everton, travel to Besiktas for a make-or-break Champions League tie and then entertain Premier League leaders Arsenal.
He said: "I intend to be fit for the Everton game on Saturday. I don't want to miss out on the derby, because it is such an important game."
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres says he has stopped diving - because skipper Steven Gerrard does not like cheats in his side.
The Spanish star said: "Here, they're not going to whistle for anything if you fall over. There's no point feigning anything because referees are fooled less.
"Moreover, it's your own team-mates like Steven Gerrard who don't like you using those tricks."
Torres was made captain of Atletico Madrid at 19 but now realises he failed to carry out the role correctly.
"Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are the first in every thing and it's contagious," he added. "The fact that the most iconic of players and the captain at this club are so interested in getting things right says a lot about the team.
"They're details which make me realise that I didn't do these things as captain of Atletico."

Boss Rafa Benitez's No.2 Pako Ayestaran has left his post but Liverpool will pay him under contract until next summer because he has too much information of use to rival clubs.

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