Dirk Kuyt is upset with the criticism of Liverpool teammate Fernando Torres. Kuyt feels the criticism of Torres has been over the top and is confident he will soon start hitting the back of the net.

"If you are Fernando - one of the world's best strikers - everyone is watching you," he said.

"If people get a moment to blame him for something, they will take their chance. But we all know next week he can score a hat-trick and everything can change. I'm sure his goals will come.

"If Fernando scores a hat-trick, I'm in a better mood because we will have won. We all want to challenge for things and I'm sure we will if we keep working hard."