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Liverpool's Torres tells Spain pals: Gerrard best I've played with

Liverpool ace Fernando Torres says the world is trembling at the prospect of teammate Steven Gerrard being paired with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney in England's attack. Torres said: "I have never played with a better player than Stevie - for me he really is the best in the world.

"If Rooney can get an understanding with him, that will make England one of the most dangerous attacking forces in the world. He runs into space like no other player in the world and he can find you with a pass from 50 yards.

"I have the advantage of playing with Stevie week in and week out. But Rooney is a good enough player to find an understanding with him.

"I can guarantee there will be no defence in the world that's not scared of them. When a nation wins a major tournament there are always two players who form a devastating understanding.

"You had Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, Del Piero and Totti and, most recently, the understanding I had with David Villa. That is the sort of class I know Stevie and Wayne can be in if they get that understanding.

"They are world class and have the attributes to complement each other very nicely.

"But, most importantly, they show passion when playing for their country and you can't win a tournament without that."

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