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Liverpool boss Benitez proud of Torres

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is full of pride after seeing Fernando Torres hit Spain's Euro2008 winner on Sunday night.

"I am very proud of Fernando, especially after he has been criticised from some journalists in Spain," Benitez said.

"Everyone in Spain remembers the Marcelino goal from 44 years ago (when Spain were last European champions), and the last final Spain were in was 24 years ago.

"Now people will talk about Torres in the same way, I am very proud of him and what he has achieved."

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