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‘Champions League takes priority’ says Torres by lfctalk
April 6, 2009, 10:19
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Fernando Torres has told rivals Manchester United that the Champions League means more to Liverpool than winning the title race.

The deadly rivals are fighting eachother for the Premiership crown this season – and could potentially meet in Rome to decide where the European Cup resides for the 2009/10 season.

United jumped back above The Reds with a late winner against an impressive Aston Villa yesterday to keep one hand on the trophy they are looking to retain.

Liverpool have not won the title since 1990, but Torres believes that the Champions League is the priority this season.

“Domestic titles are very important but to win the Champions League you are saying we are the best team in Europe,” he said.

“This club has a great record in the European Cup but now I want to be a part of that history.”

“Winning the European Championship was a great thing for me and I understood what it was to win a major trophy and what I had been missing.”

“On the way home from the European Championship I made a promise that I wanted more of this success with Liverpool and it does not come any bigger than the European Cup.”

Liverpool, who take on English rivals Chelsea in the quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, are desperate to reach their third final in five years and Torres believes they can claim glory with iSteven Gerrard in the side.

“Stevie has been getting a lot of praise from some of the best players in the world,” he said.

“That is quite right because I think he is the best in the world. He is a great team player but he can also win a game on his own when maybe we are not playing so well.”

“I would love to see him have a lot more success. I cannot think of a player I would rather be playing with.”

“We know it is not going to be easy against Chelsea on Wednesday but both Stevie and I are happy with our form.”

Torres has also revealed that he has no intention of quitting Liverpool.

“I have said many times the only club I would leave Atletico for was Liverpool, and nothing has changed there,” he said.

“They are the only two clubs that are in my heart. I have supported Liverpool since I was a boy and I intend on staying here a very long time.”

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