Liverpool boss Benitez: Torres can be as big as Thierry Henry

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says Fernando Torres can make as big a Premiership impact as former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry. He said: “Henry was good at playing wide and beating players. He is very clever. He has a lot of experience and knew where he was dangerous. “Torres is very clever too — but he is still young. He will get better. “When he was at Atletico Madrid he was on his own up front. He was going to the wide areas too much. “I felt he had to be closer to the box and he has worked on that. It makes him more dangerous.’’

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says Fernando Torres can make as big a Premiership impact as former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry.

He said: “Henry was good at playing wide and beating players. He is very clever. He has a lot of experience and knew where he was dangerous.

“Torres is very clever too — but he is still young. He will get better.

“When he was at Atletico Madrid he was on his own up front. He was going to the wide areas too much.

“I felt he had to be closer to the box and he has worked on that. It makes him more dangerous.’’

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