Liverpool's Torres dedicates treble to Benitez

Liverpool ace Fernando Torres has dedicated his hat-trick against Middlesbrough to manager Rafa Benitez.

"You cannot score three goals in a game without the help of your manager and your team-mates so I would like to thank them," Torres told liverpoolfc.tv.

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"The manager signed me for Liverpool so I am really grateful for that, and he also works with me all the time trying to improve me and make me a better player. I think my game has already improved and will continue to improve under Rafa Benitez. The most important thing is that the team is successful, that is the only thing that matters.

"If I score some goals that help us to win things then I will be very happy, but it is all about the team. I came here to win things because I have never won anything as a senior player. I won medals when I was an under-16 and an under-19 player but that was a long time ago.

"Hopefully we will win something this season but if that does not happen then next season.

"I have signed a six-year contract so I am here for a long time and if things go well hopefully I will be here for even longer. I have 21 goals this season and that pleases me because it is my best season yet but I am not thinking about scoring 30 because what makes me most happy is when the team wins, not when I score."

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