Ex-Toon Boss High Praise For Torres!

Last updated : 09 March 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Torres scored against Newcastle in Liverpool's 3-0 win on Saturday as the Toon backline couldn't handle him. And he will lead Liverpool into their European night of destiny at the San Siro on Tuesday.

The Spanish striker has scored 24 goals in 33 matches since his £20m-plus move from Atletico Madrid last summer.

Dalglish: "The worrying thing for everyone else is the fact that I can only see him getting better and better as the season continues.

"In the first leg, Liverpool showed what they are truly capable of. We all felt they had it in them, but we have only seen it in flashes this season.

"To a man Liverpool were excellent, but I was expecting more from Inter.

"They put out a team that lacked pace of any description. They looked like they had come for a clean sheet and maybe hit Liverpool on the break to nick something.

"They will say that we benefited from them having Marco Materazzi sent-off, but they had been made to look ordinary long before his second yellow card.

"Having 10 men did not mean they had to change their game plan much, and they have plenty of practice playing with a man down over in Italy.

"They looked stunned and shell-shocked by the way Liverpool played and they couldn't do the simple things like keeping possession. Those are basics for Italian teams."