Monday, June 29, 2009

Torres laments Liverpool's lack of transfer cash and admits he wants to play with Spain's Villa

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres accepts the club's lack of financial muscle means they are unlikely to be able to compete for star signings like international team-mate David Villa but he believes that will not affect their chances of winning trophies.
The Reds have been linked with the £40million Valencia forward but it seems he is destined to remain in Spain with Barcelona and Real Madrid vying for his signature.
Torres expressed a wish for Villa to join him at Anfield - he has recommended him and fellow Valencia pair David Silva and Juan Mata to manager Rafael Benitez - but knows it is a distant prospect with Liverpool's transfer fund dwarfed by both the Spanish giants and also Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

However, regardless of finances the Spain striker is confident Liverpool can overcome United, whom they came a close second to in last season's Barclays Premier League.
'I don't know about Liverpool's financial situation but I know we don't have the same money as Manchester United or Chelsea,' he said.
'We're fighting them with less money every season. That's not a problem for us - we're a strong team and we'll win trophies with money or without it.

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