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Reds hitman focusing on World Cup for the moment

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres confessed that Rafael Benitez had to leave the club this summer and admitted that he could depart as well.

Benitez was fired after the Reds struggled to a disappointing seventh place finish in the Premier League, their lowest finish in 11 seasons.

The Spaniard went on to replace Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan, and Torres believes that Benitez’s departure was the right move.

“At this point I think it was best for everyone,” Torres told Spanish newspaper AS.

“He won everything, and last year they demanded too much from him.”

Benitez led Liverpool to their fifth European Cup victory in 2005 and was instrumental in bringing Torres to Anfield in 2007.

Torres is growing impatient and wants the opportunity to win major club honours in his career and Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City have all shown interest in a big money move for the Spain star.

The 26-year-old stated that he would be happy to stay with the Reds but wants the club to bring in more stars to help the team compete with the elite clubs in England and Europe in the coming years.

Fellow Liverpool stars Javier Mascherano, Steven Gerrard, Yossi Benayoun and Dirk Kuyt have all been rumoured to be on the move this summer.

With Spain’s crunch Round of 16 clash with Portugal looming on Tuesday, Torres left the questions about his future with Liverpool to be answered after he returns from South Africa.

“They will tell us the situation after the World Cup. At the moment we don't have a coach.

“What Torres wants is to beat Portugal. The rest, we'll see.”

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