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Benitez banking Liverpool's Torres to handle pressure

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is confident Fernando Torres won't freeze tonight at Chelsea.

Ahead of tonight's Champions League semifinal second-leg, Benitez said: "Torres has the mentality to reach the final, he wants to play and he is very focused and can concentrate. For him to be in a European Cup final in his first season at Liverpool is a dream he wants to experience.

"We have enough confidence to win this, we have been here before at this stage and done exactly that.

"As for our chances, we have players like Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Peter Crouch who can all change a game.

"The difference comes when you have top-class players face to face, and I know we can score and play well."

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