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."