Torres staying to end title drought
Striker Fernando Torres is staying at Liverpool as he wants to write his place in the history books by bringing a long-awaited league title back to Anfield.
The 26-year-old was linked with a move away from Merseyside after a disappointing seventh-placed Barclays Premier League finish, with Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly ready to make British record bids. However, those who speculated about the World Cup winner's future did a major disservice to the player's love for, and loyalty to, Liverpool.
"I know that one trophy here at Liverpool - maybe the Premier League - means more than three or four with another club," he said.
When former manager Rafael Benitez brought the Atletico Madrid star over from Spain to sign for the Reds in the summer of 2007, Torres was given a DVD highlighting the club's long and glorious history.
While he was holed up in Liverpool city centre awaiting the completion of the finer points of his transfer it was those iconic images on his television set - and subsequently the response from fans who immediately took him to their hearts - which cemented his relationship with the Anfield club.
But Torres did not fail to notice that on the DVD there was no mention of a league title since 1990 - and that is something he is desperate to rectify.
"This was my target from the day I came and it's still my target," he added. "Hopefully this season we can feel this sensation here at Liverpool.
"This is the best club in the country so the targets and expectations are always high.
"At Liverpool the aim is to fight for every title. It was difficult last season but we are sure we can improve this season."