Mascherano defends Torres

“When I left Liverpool there were no shirts burned. It is sad and nothing new…but people like Fernando have done a lot for Liverpool. Besides being a move that one feels is a move forward, it is something the press and public want to make seem as if the players are the guilty parties.

“The players have been shown a vision that makes them want to stay and it doesn’t surprise me after seeing the fans and players over the last few years. As Fernando said, he doesn’t have anything to worry about, he did very well for Liverpool. He played when injured in order to help the club.”