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Benitez backing ex-Liverpool ace Torres to show true form at Chelsea

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is supremely confident that Fernando Torres will return to his best form for Chelsea.

The Spanish striker has failed to score for the Blues since October and has been talked about constantly in the media for his barren run after costing the West London club £50million.

But Benitez, who coached Torres at Anfield, suggests he will soon strike top form if he continues to show the attitude he did when he came off the bench against Napoli during the week.

"As a striker you know that you need confidence, so I think that he has lost that little bit of confidence, but, talking about the game [against Napoli] he went from the bench and he was working very hard," Benitez told Absolute Radio.

"He knew that his team needed legs, fresh legs, and he was working, he was pressing, he was doing what the manager told him.

"I think that that is the attitude, I think that he will come back, he will be again the Fernando Torres that we know, but he will need time."

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