Torres: Liverpool are on verge of something great

Torres, who has signed a new four-year deal, insists he does not want to play for no other club.

Torres declared in an interview with the News of the World: “There is nowhere else in Europe I want to be.

“I believe we are on the verge of something special here and I am delighted to commit my future to this club.”

Torres continued: “You would not get top players signing new contracts if they did not think there were good times ahead. I expect many trophies for Liverpool in the years to come.

“The manager will know what he wants and what areas he wants to improve next season and whatever he decides we know it will be the right choice because all the players and staff here have total trust in him.

“Our aim has to be the best. If we have no desire to be the best in England and in Europe then there is no point even turning up for work.”

He added: “I don’t say it lightly, but we must think we can be as good or even better than Champions League winners Barcelona. It’s the belief of everybody at this club that we can become the best and I think we have really moved forward in the last two seasons.

“Liverpool are just as famous as Barcelona as a football club and even more famous trophy-wise. But we want to make Liverpool as successful in this era as they were in the 70s and 80s.

“What Barca did in Rome to win the European Cup was an absolute masterclass of football. Teams can beat Manchester United but how many teams can you say make them look that ordinary?

“That is exactly what happened. Andres Iniesta and Xavi were fantastic, the best central midfield performance I have ever seen.

“They are the best central midfield in world football for me at the moment. Manchester United with all their class and talent just had no answer to them.”