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Torres: Liverpool, Premiership ideal for me

Fernando Torres admits he is tailor-made for Liverpool and the Premiership.

The Spanish strike-ace told The Times: "The striker feeds from players who decide to make passes that most of us do not try.

"Gerrard is one of those guys. He has an eye to see the line of pass and my run at the same time. And, certainly, I benefit from the direct football played here. There is not so much passing, the excessive control you find in Spain.

"You don't need 30 touches to get to the box. Here, after four or five, you put your cross in or your shot. There are more chances of a one-to-one or two-against-two and often what decides a match is not so much the work a team has put in but the quality of their players. Against the top teams, you must have order and put lots of work into it, but with others below us in the table the defining factor is the quality of players."

On his amazing adjustment on Merseyside, Torres humbly says: "The effort from my part has been minimal.

"The big effort has come from people at the club. They welcomed me with open arms, helped make everything much easier so I only have to think about playing football. I didn't have to worry much about getting a house, a car, a language teacher, those little but important details. My team-mates, the ones I knew already and the new ones, made me feel as I have been here all my life. I have enjoyed myself so much since I arrived, nothing seems to be an effort."

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