x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Torres wants Spanish acquisitions

Fernando Torres has revealed he has recommended three of his Spanish compatriots to his Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.

Fernando Torres wants more of his Spanish compatriots to join him at Liverpool.
Fernando Torres wants more of his Spanish compatriots to join him at Liverpool.

Fernando Torres has revealed he has recommended three of his Spanish compatriots to his Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. The Spain striker believes the Reds need "small players with quality" to finally wrest the Premier League title from Manchester United and would like Benitez to sign David Silva, Juan Mata or David Villa from Valencia. "English football is very difficult because it's very physical and played at a high tempo," Torres said. "We have a fantastic team to play against the big teams and we are competitive. "But maybe against those teams lower down we are not good enough. We have to improve that and I think we can. "I think we can definitely be stronger at home. We have some very good players but maybe we need other players.

"I hope Liverpool will bring people like Silva, Mata or Villa. These are small players with quality like United had with Carlos Tevez and also with Paul Scholes. "They are clever players and maybe they can make the difference. Yossi Benayoun plays like these kind of players and I hope we can bring more like that so then we have different options to play against all the sides." The former Atletico Madrid frontman is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup in South Africa. Spain play the hosts in the third-place play offs today. Through the tournament, Torres has scored three goals, all in the same game against New Zealand. His strike partner David Villa is also on three goals. Torres believes that Villa would be the kind of player that can unlock stubborn defences of the smaller teams in the English Premier League. He added: "It was frustrating but football is difficult against the smaller teams. We need players with quality to try to win these matches and I want Liverpool to sign players like this. "We finished four points behind United but we are improving. We are getting more points every season. I know that every year we can finish with more points. I have recommended the names to Benitez and I hope we have the money."

*PA Sport