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Benitez: More to Liverpool scoring power than Torres

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez insists there's more to his team's scoring power than Fernando Torres.

He said: "We are not too reliant on Torres. People were asking why do you change, why do you rotate? You do it to try to keep the players fresh and clear of injury.

"So now when you have one week or three or four days in this case, you can use the players.

"But you must be thinking about the next games and three games in six days or six games in 16 days, all of them with very high tempo and demanding a lot physically from the players. We need to think about each game.

"We also have Kuyt, Crouch and Voronin, three strikers who can score goals. We have Babel, Kuyt, Gerrard and Torres and all of them are offensive, all of them have chances in every game.

"If you don't have one player, you must use another player, so I think we have enough quality."

On Torres clinching 20 league goals, Benitez continued: "It was important for Torres and also for us (to score 20 league goals).

"Everyone was talking about the money we spent, but it's funny because everyone says 'fantastic signing' and then when you don't spend money on a player and he's free and it's not working, they say 'really bad signing.'

"Why? Because he was free. In this case, he was expensive and now he's really good. When you have more money, it's easier to sign better players.

"If Kuyt plays as a striker, he can score goals. It's the same with Babel. But for the balance of the team, it's very positive because they are working very hard for the team. That's the most important thing."

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