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Pique: Torres humiliated playing in Europa League with Liverpool

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes playing in the Europa League for Liverpool is humiliating for Fernando Torres.

Pique, who won the World Cup with Kop hero Torres, added that Lionel Messi or Wayne Rooney would never play in the competition.

The former Manchester United man told the Daily Star Sunday: "There is no way this can go on for Nando. It's just impossible.

"I spoke with him before he committed to Liverpool and he told me he wanted to win things with Liverpool - but if the club didn't invest and show real intent, he would be forced to leave.

"It's really embarrassing for Nando to play in a team of that quality.

"You would not see Messi or Rooney playing in the Europa League - so there is no reason why Nando should be playing there.

"Along with David Villa, he is the best striker in the world. He needs to be winning things domestically like he does with Spain.

"Liverpool have shown already this season they are not capable of winning things - and that's it for him now."

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