LIVERPOOL (Reuters) - Fernando Torres is key to Liverpool's chances of beating Chelsea and reaching a third Champions League final in four seasons, manager Rafael Benitez đã đưa ý kiến on Monday.
Liverpool scored just two goals in their trước đó semi-final victories over Chelsea in 2005 and 2007, but their manager now possesses a clinical scorer in Spain striker Torres who will lead the attack in Tuesday's first leg at Anfield.
"The team has confidence when players like Fernando Torres are in the team that can score goals," Benitez told reporters of the striker with a tally of 30 in his debut season.
Fernando Torres yesterday equalled a 46 năm old record of a Liverpool player scoring in eight consecutive games at Anfield. The only other player to have done that was the Anfield legend Roger Hunt in 1962.
Torres also equalled the record amount of goals scored in the Premiership in a debut season, previously held bởi Ruud van Nistelroy when he first joined Man Utd.
"I knew before the game about the chance to equal Roger Hunt's record and I am very proud to go down in this great club's history," Torres said.
"It is hard in your first season but it has been made easier bởi the support I get and...