London, Mar. 27 (ANI): Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is confident that striker Fernando Torres would prove over the last seven Premier League games exactly why he is called Europe”s deadliest finisher.
“Fernando is on fire. People will be talking about his frustration but I will be talking about his accuracy. He is doing really well and if he can keep on doing the same, we can win against anyone,” The Sun quoted Benitez, as saying.
Despite bagging five goals in a fortnight, Torres’ behaviour in last Sunday”s 2-1 loss at Old Trafford came under the spotlight.
The Spaniard headed his side in front but then angrily scuffed up the spot when United got a penalty and later earned a yellow card as his frustrations boiled over.
Still, Benitez, whose side host Sunderland tomorrow, has no fears about Torres losing his head and blowing his side”s desperate bid for a Champions League finishing spot.
“We played United, who are at the top of the table and there wasn”t a big difference,” Benitez said.
”In training he is fine. He is scoring goals and I think he can carry on like this until the end of the season no problems. He has no physical problems and he can score, while the team is stronger now, too,” he added.
The amateur psychologists were out in force when Torres missed a late chance to level against United, claiming he could have scored if he had been fully focused.
But Benitez sees it differently.
“He is a strong character and knows the only way to improve is to try again – and he will. He has enough confidence,” he said.
“Everyone knows Torres and Steven Gerrard are very dangerous and a threat to other teams. They”ll push very hard until the end and that”s a big boost for us as the other players will follow them,” he added. (ANI)