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Liverpool legend Dalglish tells Chelsea's Torres to buck up ideas

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has told Fernando Torres to buck up his ideas at Chelsea. Dalglish wrote in the Sunday Mirror: " Let's not hide from the fact, he is not the player right now he was in 2010. The Chelsea version of Fernando Torres is not the same striker who played at Liverpool.

"Why? Well it has always seemed to be somebody else's fault. Fernando doesn't look as if he's even enjoying what he's doing any more, and I think he's got to look hard at himself for the reasons why.

"From what I've seen, people have tried to help him, he's had the support and he's had the backing. Everybody else seems to be trying to help him, but in football there comes a time when you have to help yourself.

"It can't always be somebody else's fault. Torres had an amazing talent at Liverpool and I believe he's a much better player than he has shown at Chelsea. If it's still there, then ultimately he's the only one who can find it.

"The good news for him, is Rafa is the perfect manager to squeeze the best out of him. He's the man who had the faith to bring him to the Premier League, and for me he is a great appointment for Chelsea - the best qualified of anyone available."

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