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Liverpool holding high hopes for Torres to continue

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson says he is holding high hopes that star striker Fernando Torres remains at the club. Torres' Anfield future is under an immense cloud with murmurings coming from all angles whispering his desire to leave but Hodgson says that things are under way to keep the 26-year old in a Reds shirt, just the same as what occurred with skipper Steven Gerrard.

"(Managing director) Christian Purslow has been talking to Fernando Torres for the last two days so I think there has probably been lots of words from Fernando Torres but I haven't actually spoken to him," Hodgson told Sky Sports News.

"It was a major day yesterday (Tuesday) with the signing of Joe Cole in tandem with Steven Gerrard committing his future to the club, hopefully that will soon be followed by Fernando Torres and then we can start thinking about the one or two other signings that we would like to bring in to strengthen the squad even more.

"Then we can start hopefully on Monday meeting a percentage of the players who played in the World Cup and start getting down to some serious work."

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