Torres: Keeping Liverpool's Stars More Important Than Buying New Ones

After recommending some major signings for the Reds, 'El Nino' now suggests that they concentrate on keeping their current players.
Fernando Torres has insisted that Liverpool can taste success without the big-money signings he recommended a few days ago.

Torres had suggested that the Reds raid Valencia for David Villa, David Silva and Juan Mata, but, having realized that that was an unrealistic target, 'El Nino' is not concerned about the club's lack of spending power.

Speaking to The Guardian, Torres said, "I don't know about Liverpool's financial situation but I know we don't have the same money as Manchester United or Chelsea.

"We're fighting them with less money every season. That's not a problem for us – we're a strong team and we'll win trophies with money or without it.

"The important thing is we're getting closer to the title."

Torres then spoke of his frustration at Liverpool's lack of success during his time at Anfield, continuing, "It's been frustrating for me because three years without a trophy for Liverpool is too long.

"The next one is coming, though – I'm sure of it."

He then admitted that his Spanish international team-mate, Villa, might be an unattainable target. Figures being thrown around in the press suggest that Los Che want upwards of €50 million for their superstar striker.

 "I know Rafa is working hard to bring in good players but I'm pretty sure David Villa will be too expensive for us," Torres said.

""He is an outstanding striker and if Liverpool could sign anyone, I'd ask for him. He's been in sensational form this season.

"But, to be honest, we have Steven Gerrard playing behind the striker and he scores 20 goals a season, so we don't really need another forward."

According to the former Atletico Madrid star, keeping the players they currently have is more important for Liverpool than signing new ones.

"We just need to keep our best players," he said.

"I worry about losing my team-mates but if we can keep our best players and bring in some more, we'll be even stronger for next season. "

Finally, Torres expressed his hope that his Spanish compatriots at Anfield would stay at the club.

He said, "It'd be fantastic if we play together for many years because Liverpool are the team with the second-most players in the Spain squad.

"It's important for Spanish players to play in the Premier League and Serie A as it makes us more complete footballers."

Javier Mascherano, Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso have all been linked with moves away from Liverpool this summer.

Arjun Miglani,

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