Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish backs Fernando Torres to do well against Manchester United

Former striker reckons Spaniard will prove his naysayers wrong
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish believes that Fernando Torres will be back in form against Manchester United during the weekend.

The Reds forward has been the target of some criticism following the club's tame goalless draw with Birmingham City on Sunday.

A former favourite at Anfield, Ray Clemence, recently claimed that the Spaniard is a "shadow of his former self", while Jamie Redknapp insisted that the performance at Birmingham had been "diabolical".

"I don't think Fernando would think it was one of his better games but certainly he came as close as anybody in the Liverpool team to score a goal," Dalglish told talkSPORT.

"He's been through a lot, he had a lot of injuries last year and even in the World Cup final he was injured. He's come back this year and I think he's only played two or three games but he scored one against West Brom.

"He might have a bad day but he's not a bad player. There's no one anywhere who wouldn't have him in the side.

"It might have been a bad day at the office for Fernando but he's a really good guy, he’s a real quality player and I'm sure he'll be looking forward already to Manchester United on Sunday. He's not got a bad record there."

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