He told The Sun: "It's like the season starts again for me. I'm looking forward to it.
"I can play with any other striker it really doesn't matter. I've played with Crespo, Gudjohnsen, Sheva, Nico so it can work with Fernando Torres.
"People are trying to make a debate on this and I think we can play together. We know we can do it because it works in training.
"Even though we lost 3-1 at United last week we could have got a draw after the way we played in the second half. They are in good form but they have some weaknesses as well.
"We are third in the table and can close the gap on them. We believe in ourselves."