Fernando Torres has urged Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez to buy Valencia striker David Villa. "Rafa Benitez makes the signings and I'm sure those who come will improve us," Torres said in the Daily Star.

"If it was me I would bring David Villa. But that may not be possible."

Torres has struck up a great understanding with Villa at international level, with the duo now considered by many to be the world's most lethal strike force.

That tag may be slightly exaggerated, but Torres admits the pair are among the best in the business.

"We play well together and link up so well," he added. "It's a pleasure to play with him.

"I don't know if we are the best partnership in the world but we are European champions and that is almost the same."