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Liverpool boss Benitez anxious for Torres return

Despite seeing his strikers hit eight this week, Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is anxious to get Fernando Torres back into his first team.

He said: "We were really focused before the Besiktas game and the result was very satisfying for everyone.

"We had played well in a couple of previous home games when scored plenty of goals against Toulouse and then Derby, and this time we just kept on scoring.

"We had 30 goal attempts against Besiktas, so we saw different types of goals and different players scoring, it was very good for everyone's confidence.

"We have had a few games when we have not been able to convert some of our many chances, but now this has happened maybe it will set us off on the right road in terms of finishing our moves with goals."

He added: "We now have more confidence, and different players have been scoring goals. I hope that continues if we keep playing as well as that.

"I can only recall a youth team I coached once scoring 16, but in senior football I can recall six and seven, but never an eight, and in the Champions League that is not easy.

"I hope Torres will be OK for Saturday, he has trained this week and everything seems fine. Yes he will be available, but I could also continue with the same strikers. These are things I will consider over the next couple of days."

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