Yossi Benayoun admits Liverpool pal Fernando Torres will have a big say on their success this season.

The Spanish marksman scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season against Porto at Anfield on Wednesday.

Doubts over his finishing before his record move to Merseyside have now been put firmly to bed, with the 23-year-old already half way to the coveted 20-goal target.

Benayoun doesn't need any convincing as he told liverpoolfc.tv: "He is an excellent player. He scored great goals against Porto. The second goal was the goal of a big striker - power, ability and, of course, a nice finish."