Torres thrilled with first Liverpool hat-trick
"At the start of the game I could never have imagined that I would score three goals. It was a tough match, with strong marking, but the key to our victory was finding open spaces, and also the quality of the final ball from Leto, Riise and Gerrard.
"If I had to choose a favourite, it would be my second goal of the night, I think that it was the best of the three. For my first goal, I managed to get in front of the defender before sliding the ball across the keeper into the far corner. Riise picked me out in the box for my second, and the credit for the third goal should go to Gerrard, who put me clean through with only the keeper to beat."