Valencia striker hails Liverpool forward

Villa will partner with Torres for Spain in the friendly against France on Wednesday.

“Strikers live for goals, we have to score goals, it is what measures our performance. At the moment he’s not having luck in front of goal but his work has been good for the team and we have to be happy with his work-rate,” Villa told AS.

“If it the moment he hasn’t scored many goals it’s strange because he has scored goals all his life. A striker with so much quality, such magic and so much experience, despite not having a good year, he is always dangerous and never do you want to face him.

“The power he has in the last few metres In other things he is very good but this is unique. The start, the power, I’ve never seen another player with that much power in the last few yards and perhaps that is what we as other strikers want.”