"The derby was amazing. It is always different for the fans. It is an important week and you feel this is a special game," he said.

"The victory was most important and Everton are further [behind] than before."

Torres, who has now scored 21 goals in the Barclays Premier League, said today made up for last week's disappointing 3-0 defeat at Manchester United.

"When you have a bad result you need a big game with a good result and now we have confidence again," he added.