TORRES TARGETS MORE GOALS
Fernando Torres has warned Liverpool's Premier League rivals he intends to keep up his scintillating form for the rest of the season.
The Spaniard has scored nine goals in his last six games, including hat-tricks against Middlesbrough and West Ham at Anfield, to take his total for the season to 20 in the league and 27 in total.
Torres has been the inspiration for a terrific run of results, with Liverpool winning their last seven games in all competitions.
That has allowed Rafa Benitez's side to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and claw their way back to the fringes of the title race.
And Torres wants to continue to fire Liverpool to success over the next two months, telling the club's official website: "I hope to score many more goals for Liverpool this season.
"Fortunately for me, I've been having a good year so far and I'm hoping the team can continue our good run of results right up until the end of the season."
Torres is delighted with the way he is playing but has also paid tribute to the contribution of his team-mates.
He explained: "I'm especially happy as it's happened in a country outside my own, and I think that makes success harder to achieve.
"What I do know is that I'm going to be here at Liverpool for a while, so I'm hoping this will be the first of many awards I can win."
Asked what his personal highlight was, Torres stated: "It would have to be my hat-trick against Middlesbrough.
"I had never scored three goals in one game before I joined Liverpool, even in all my time with Atletico Madrid, so it was a great moment in my season and my career as a whole.
"We've been on a really good run as a team, and it's not just me who's been scoring - the goals are being shared around. It's easier to score goals and play well yourself when everyone is on form, and the team did that last month."