Liverpool's Torres expects Villa to stay in Spain

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres doesn't believe he will be joined at Anfield by Valencia forward David Villa.

"I think he will play in Spain," said Torres. "It's his decision but I think Barcelona and Real Madrid are trying to sign him and he will join one of them.

"I think for his abilities and qualities he is better for the Spanish league - he scores over 25 goals every season. I'd obviously prefer it if he played in Spain if he doesn't come to Liverpool."