Liverpool’s Reina defends barren Torres

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has defended teammate and countryman Fernando Torreds who has experienced a dry run compared to his normal scoring output this season.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has defended teammate and countryman Fernando Torreds who has experienced a dry run compared to his normal scoring output this season.

Reina believes the poor form of the players up the field have not let Torres do his usual damage despite the fact he managed the winner against Blackburn Rovers on the weekend.

"All strikers are about the goals. They want to score them and they want to score the winners like Fernando did against Blackburn,” the gloveman said.

“I think he can build up now to what he was like of old. What has happened to him is more or less what has happened to David Villa in Barcelona. They are both great players but when strikers are not scoring people are always disappointed in them.

"It's not fair. I don't think we have been assisting him like we should, particularly in the last few weeks. He has not been able to do anything at all.

"We know he is the type of player that can win a game just like that but we can't expect him to keep doing it on his own. We have to feed him in. That's the point."