Liverpool boss Benitez: Torres proof I can succeed with big-money signings
Benitez, particularly in Spain, has been criticised for his judgement when buying players, but with Torres he argues: "The success of Fernando Torres is not down to the football ability of Fernando but his mentality and his quick adaptation to the English game - which we were confident he was capable of doing.
"Before we gambled without money and now we have been able to gamble with more money. I prefer to have those risks because I want to gamble and fight to be champions.
"If you have these opportunities (to spend big on a major star) it is important to take advantage of them."