Liverpool's Xabi: Torres showed he can handle rough stuff

Xabi Alonso says Fernando Torres is already showing he's up for the challenges that come with playing in the Premiership.

The Liverpool midfielder said: "He has shown he is not afraid of the contact here, with defenders trying to put him off. You can see he is not afraid. It is like a motivation for him and he seems to like the challenge.

"It can sometimes be difficult coming into a new league but Fernando has settled very quickly. He has great pace, physical strength and, hopefully, he will score more goals now."

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