Liverpool's Torres mocks Premiership keepers

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has mocked the Premiership's goalkeepers.

He said: "In England the keepers usually come out too soon and try to go one on one with you.

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"The only exceptions are Edwin Van der Sar and Petr Cech, who hold and hold and try to keep themselves 'big' as you close in on them.

"That's why, against Manchester United and Chelsea, I try to hit the ball early.

"The rest of the Premier keepers tend to come out at you and throw themselves down at the ball too quickly.

"In general, that's the reason so many goals in England are scored when a striker dribbles right or left and the keeper goes down at his feet. But if you anticipate what's coming, it's easier to score.

"The central defenders are usually big, strong, aggressive lads. I guess it is probably because of these characteristics that the majority think they can solve problems by getting tough with me.

"But the truth is most of them lack defensive positioning as a result of their reliance on strength and aggression and leave so much space for you to take advantage of."

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