Originally posted by petrosianpupil
What is your opinion of Torres? I haven't heard the same rave reviews I used to hear?
Liverpool need a cutting edge who can operate in crowded defences. Is Torres the man?
Well, he's been amongst the top LOCAL scorers (take out the foreign
attackers) for the last 4 years, pushing to the net between 14 and 17
goals per season.
In my opinion, he is NOT a monster nor a player that will pass to
history at all, just a guarantee of 15 goals per season.
To be really sincere? You can see him either both ways:
(a) A star because he is in a team that has won nothing for the last 10 years.
(b) A young player that cannot show ALL he has because he is surrounded by quite mediocre players.
My worry is the crowded defence part. Torres is quite clumsy in close
spaces, and I think that is clear from the fact that he does awesomely
in open spaces where he can exploit his strong, fast pace and kill in
the last 10 meters.
Maybe Benitez is thinking Torres can be a good substitute for counterattack play?