Fernando Torres has surpassed Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard as the most popular player among fans.

Liverpoolfc.tv says Torres is by far the most popular choice according to Liverpool's new home shirt pre-order stats, with about two thirds of those requesting a name picking the number nine.

The top 5 so far is:

1. Fernando Torres
2. Steven Gerrard
3. Javier Mascherano
4. Jamie Carragher
5. Pepe Reina