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Liverpool boss Benitez: Torres has had amazing season

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has hailed Fernando Torres after an "amazing" first season in England.

"Fernando has been amazing, and he has reached that total without any penalties," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "Clearly it will be more difficult for Torres next season, defenders will have watched him and will work on stopping him.

"But he can improve even from this. He has a strong mentality and he can cope with what defenders do. It will not be easy to score this many goals again, obviously it will be more difficult for him.

"But if he scores a good number of goals and his team-mates, five of whom have scored 10 or more this season, also improve and increase their number of goals, it will be OK for us.

"It is fantastic for the club now and in the future. He will score many more."

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