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Torres looking forward to Manchester United game

Fernando Torres has recognised the importance to Liverpool supporters of a victory over Manchester United ahead of the Merseyside club's visit to Old Trafford this weekend.

Liverpool have had an indifferent start to the new season, winning one, losing one and drawing two of their opening four matches, the most recent being the goalless draw at Birmingham City on Sunday. But Torres knows that beating United will ignite their campaign.

"It means everything to them," the Spain striker said. "We are the two most successful teams in England but it has not been nice for the Liverpool fans to watch Manchester United have so much success over the recent years. We have a great squad and a great manager, and we really hope to give the fans a trophy this season, as well as beating Manchester United for them.

"The Liverpool fans are great, when you play well they are behind you and when you are not playing the best they are still behind you. I walk my dogs round the city, and before matches like Manchester United the fans will tell you good luck and things like that. It's clear how much the Manchester United games means to them."

Liverpool's last win at Old Trafford was the stunning 4-1 rout of March 2009.

"Nobody ever really wins at Old Trafford and beating Manchester United 4-1 on their own ground is practically unheard of," added Torres, who scored Liverpool's first on that day after they had fallen behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty. "To this day I think that has to be one of my favourite days wearing the Liverpool shirt."

Ahead of Sunday's game, Torres has pinpointed Wayne Rooney as United's biggest threat. "They [United] have some amazing players, but I think Wayne Rooney is their stand out player," said Torres in BBC's Match of the Day magazine. "Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have had great starts to the season though, and if they were still in the 20's then I don't think my decision would be quite so easy.

"I really like Wayne Rooney, I think he is a great player and a funny guy, so we usually have a little chat at the end of the game."

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/sep/14/fernando-torres-liverpool-united


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