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Ngog: I can cover for injured Liverpool star Torres

Liverpool striker David Ngog believes he can fill the void left by his injured team-mate Fernando Torres without being a like-for-like replacement. The 20-year-old Frenchman has scored four goals in nine appearances this season.

With Torres likely to be sidelined for three weeks with a hernia problem boss Rafael Benitez's options up front are limited.

"Fernando is the best striker in the world, so any player would find it hard replacing him," said Ngog.

"All I can do is play my own game and try to be myself because few players can do the things Fernando does.

"I feel tactically I can play as a lone striker, behind the striker or with another partner, so I am desperate to prove to the manager that I am ready to play in any situation.

"I believe that I have enough quality to be a good striker for the club and score many goals but I understand that will come with time and experience.

"I am not 21 until next April so I have plenty of time to learn and I couldn't be learning from a better manager than Rafa Benitez or a better striker than Fernando."

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