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Anfield manager dismisses hype surrounding their former player, insisting it's nothing personal when his Reds travel to the capital Sunday to face Chelsea

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has played down the importance of former star Fernando Torres ahead of their clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Both the controversial Spaniard and midfielder Raul Meireles, who joined the Blues on transfer deadline day in the January and August respectively, are set to face their former employers at the weekend, but the Scottish boss insists it'll be business as usual when the two sides meet Sunday.

"I don't think you ever need an excuse to take three points - it's always a pleasure to take three points," Dalglish told reporters.

"How they [Liverpool] do it and how the individual sets themselves up to do it is up to themselves. We'll go there and try our best to repeat last season's result."

Since moving to the capital, Torres has failed to regain the form which made him an Anfield favourite, but Dalglish refused to be drawn on the Spaniard, insisting "It's nothing to do with us."

The corresponding clash last February marked Torres' debut for Chelsea, but Liverpool would prove the victors - with Meireles netting the winner.

Dalglish's side travel to Stamford Bridge unbeaten in their last six matches, including four draws, and the Anfield legend thinks it's just a matter of time until the his side rediscover their cutting edge.

"It's difficult when the ball is not going in the back of the net for you, but they're certainly making enough chances to do that," he added.

"There is a difference between confidence and arrogance, but I think the players should have belief in themselves.

"Eventually they'll do it and somebody is going to get battered one day - the sooner the better for us. But even after they turn their chances into goals, it still doesn't mean the season is finished - we've just got to keep going.

"Just right at this moment in time, if they had converted a slightly higher percentage of their chances they'd be flying higher up the league."