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Liverpool chief: Torres deal proof Rafa will stay

Liverpool's capture of Fernando Torres will keep manager Rafa Benitez away from Real Madrid, it has been revealed.

Reds chief Rick Parry said: "I was never in any doubt about the strength of commitment of the owners. But seeing is believing so it was important to get players like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher re-signed and then critical to get the right big signing - which we've done.

"I never doubted the backing would be there for Rafa. Maybe by signing Torres it is the seeing and believing for him. But until you go out and try to secure the deals, you can never be certain."

By signing young teenagers from around the world and Torres on a six year deal Benitez has indicated he's now at Anfield for the long-haul.

The Kop boss said: "With the young players we are bringing here, some of them are 16 or 17 and I know it will be five years before they are in the first team. But it's about the future of the club as well as the present.

"I want to do my job this year and for the next two after that on my contract.

"And if I can stay here three more years or 10 more years then that will be perfect and fantastic for me - and hopefully for everyone else at Liverpool too."

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