By Ollie Irish
So Fernando Torres is staying at Liverpool… for now. In an interview with Liverpoolfc.tv, he confirmed that he is happy to stay at ‘the best club in the country’ (no laughing at the back).
Some choice quotes from the interview:
On new manager Roy Hodgson:
“I really appreciated the fact that Roy came out to see me while I was on my holidays. He told me about his plans for the club and what he wanted from me and I appreciated that. I hope he will be the right man to reach the targets of Liverpool Football Club and I am really looking forward to working with him. At the moment I am training just on my own but as soon as I can I will train with the team and with the new manager.”
On Joe Cole:
“He is the kind of player I like to play with and the kind of player who can take the team to a higher level. His passing is unbelievable so hopefully he can start the season well because I am sure he will be a key player for us.”
On his own future at Liverpool:
“This is the best club in the country so the targets and expectations are always high. Hopefully we can stay at our level. At Liverpool the aim is to fight for every title. It was difficult last season but we are sure we can improve this season. I am really happy to be back, really happy to stay with all my teammates. My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed.”
This is exactly what I expected to happen, and Torres has said exactly what Liverpool fans wanted to hear. So everyone’s happy like Larry, but I wonder for how much longer? Until Nando tweaks his first hamstring of the new season, I guess. Still, it’s a great boost for Uncle Woy and his Wed Wevolution.