Liverpool ace Fernando Torres says they simply blew Real Madrid away on Tuesday night.

"I think we prepared the game better than them," he declared. "The boss was brilliant in explaining how to play against them.

"The plan before the game was to play with intensity and with a high-tempo.

"Spanish football has quality but it is slower, so we knew it would be difficult for them if we played with intensity.

"I am very proud. I am proud at the performance of the team and the performance of the fans. We knew the atmosphere would be amazing but it was even better than we thought."