Torres Had To Leave Spain To Thrive - Thierry Henry

Liverpool have made Fernando Torres the player that he is today, reckons the former Arsenal striker...
Thierry Henry believes that Fernando Torres has always been a great player but he had to go to England to realise his potential at the highest level.

The Frenchman is a big fan of the Liverpool striker and claims that the ability that has been allowed to come out at Anfield, was there during his time with Atletico de Madrid too.

Torres is now considered to be one of best goalscorers in the world, but some observers thought he was going stale at his boyhood club and moving abroad was the best thing for him. Henry agrees.

"Torres is outstanding. He was already like this but people in Spain didn't realise it until he went somewhere else - then they saw how great he was," he told French reporters.

"He is a fantastic player with speed, power and great control. Torres can finish with his left foot, or his right, and he's really cool in front of goal.

"Liverpool were crying out for a player like this to help them win the league and now they have it. There are a lot of amazing strikers in the Premier League but Torres, at the moment, has an edge on the others."

Lucas Brown, Goal.com