Friday, 14 August 2009

Torres signs new deal and declares Reds will win the title!

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has today signed the new and improved contract that will tie him to the Reds until 2013 reports the official site.

"The 25-year old striker agreed the terms of the deal back in May and has now completed the formalities of signing the new contract. Torres was already tied to Anfield for the next four seasons after signing a six-year deal in 2007. This new contract includes an option for a further year's extension to 2014," says the statement.

"His new wage brings him into line with Liverpool’s highest earners, captain Steven Gerrard and defender Jamie Carragher," says the Telegraph which speculates that the Spanish strikers new deal is worth "£110,000-a-week."

Torres who has scored 38 goals in 57 Premier League appearances in his two years at Liverpool aims to add to that tally when the new season kicks off on Sunday. El NiƱo insists it will be the Red's season as manager Rafael Benitez has formed the best Liverpool side in years:

"We have no problem beating Manchester United or Chelsea, but it is games like Sunday's at Tottenham where we need to show our real title intentions," said Torres in the Telegraph.

"Tottenham is not an easy place to go but these are games we must be winning if this is finally to be our year. We need to turn draws into wins at places like White Hart Lane. If we can win these sorts of games two or three times a season, that will be enough for the title.

"I am not thinking we can win the title - I am thinking we have to win the title. We came so close last year but for many of the players it was their first time experiencing the pressure of a Premier League title race.

"We don't need to improve a lot on last season to win, there is only a slight improvement needed to give the fans and players the title they have wanted for so many years.

"This is the best Liverpool team there has been in years - that is what many of the experienced players are saying. Now is our time - second best is just not going to cut it with me anymore."

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