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Liverpool's Torres: Price-tag no pressure

Fernando Torres is happy with his first days at Liverpool and insists he feels no pressure from his record price-tag.

The striker said: "I've noticed that as the club's record signing people have a lot of desire to see me and they've placed a lot of hope in me.

"Their demands on me will come during the games. It's true that if the first goal is a long time coming it could be added pressure.

"At the moment I don't feel under pressure to score. It's important to be integrating into the team and getting used to the style of play.

"I'll try to make sure the goals come quickly as obviously that's important but I'm focusing on doing what the coach asks of me. I'm sure of I do, then the goals will come."

Torres was such a sensation in Spain as Atletico captain that he used to get mobbed wherever he went. But he is planning a walkabout through Liverpool's city centre as he continues to get to know his new home - and the Scousers that adore him.

He revealed: "The fans are enthusiastic about me and always wish me the best. They're really passionate about their team but, although they recognise you in the street, they don't bother you.

"I want to see if I can walk through the town centre calmly. I've been here barely a month but everything is going easier than I thought.

"At the moment the most complicated thing is adapting to the style of play in the Premier League, which is more physical. In a month I've learned the basics to speak with my team-mates."

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