Rush: Torres has turned Liverpool into title contenders

Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes Fernando Torres can fire the club to title glory this season.

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Rush told liverpoolfc.tv: "The difference between this season and last season is Torres.

"He wasn't prolific in Spain but I think he has scored 11 in 17 now for Liverpool. To adapt so quickly has been fantastic.

"The goal against Chelsea was his best. It was his first goal and the way he clinically knocked it past Petr Cech - I think that gave him his confidence.

"When you look at that goal against Bolton he is making it look easy now - and it isn't very easy. I think he is filled with confidence now. He is big and strong.

"If he can get 20-25 goals a season - that is what they have been lacking - maybe we have a chance of winning it."

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