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Liverpool boss Benitez admits Torres future depends on top four finish

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits Fernando Torres' future at Anfield is tied to them qualifying for the Champions League. Benítez fears Torres will seek to leave Anfield should Liverpool fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.

"Finishing fourth in the Premier League would mean a lot to Fernando," said the Liverpool manager ahead of his side's suddenly all-important home game against Portsmouth tonight.

"People talk about money with Fernando but I can tell you his main motivation is winning trophies. That is what drives him. That is always the main topic in any discussion between us. Fernando's only thought is to be challenging for honours, it's all that concerns him. He wants to be playing in the Champions League."

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