Torres wonder goal can inspire Liverpool to yet another sensational Euro comebackApril 13th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Spanish striker Fernando Torres reckons that his Anfield wonder goal can inspire Liverpool to yet another sensational Euro comeback.
Rafa Benitez’s Reds must score three at Stamford Bridge tomorrow to save their Champions League skins after last week’s 3-1 first-leg mauling.
Liverpool need their biggest win at Chelsea since a 5-2 triumph way back in 1989, the year of their last league title triumph.
Yet, after his stunning opener, which paved the way for Saturday’s four-goal hiding of Blackburn, hitman Torres insists confidence is flooding through the Anfield ranks once more.
“We have kept our confidence after the Champions League game and it was important to win for the fans. Of course we know it is going to be very difficult to get three against Chelsea because they’re such a strong team,” The Sun quoted Torres, as saying.
“But we beat Manchester United at Old Trafford so we know we can do it. They scored but we still won 4-1. We have confidence that we can go there and win the game.
“I don’t think Chelsea will defend, I’m sure they will want to play for a win. They know if they score one or two it is over - they will want to score themselves and that will give us a chance,” he added.
Teammate Yossi Benayoun believes that with Torres in such a good form his double against Rovers took his tally to 14 this season and 47 in 78 games for the club - then anything is possible.
Torres’ goal is being compared to Dutch star Marco van Basten’s volley against USSR in the 1988 European Championship final.
Torres, 25, insisted: “People may compare it with Van Basten but I do not think so. He was one of the best players in football history and I have a bit to go before I am as good as him.” (ANI)
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