Liverpool striker Torres: I’ll never dive

He said: “Diving or looking for a free-kick is frowned upon here by everyone, including your own fans and team-mates

“There is a lot more contact between players, unlike in Spain, where strong challenges, barging and basically physical football, is normally blown up for a foul.

“Back home there are ways and tricks used to win a freekick, but they are not used here. Referees let the play flow a lot more in England.

“The matches are also played at a fast pace and are end-to-end during the whole 90 minutes.

“You have no time to take your foot off the pedal because you never get those two or three minutes to stop and catch your breath.

“I am not having problems settling in, but when you look at my team-mates, I am still quite a bit off the pace.”