Football: Hodgson Backs Torres To Rediscover Goal Touch

25 Dec

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom: Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson believes key striker Fernando Torres will rediscover his deadly accuracy in front of goal, starting with Sunday's trip to Blackpool.

The Spanish World Cup winner has scored just five Premier League goals this season and wasted a golden chance in Liverpool's 3-1 loss at Newcastle two weeks ago in the team's last away game.

But Hodgson insists Torres is not struggling.

“The case all through the season is we have not been very lucky in front of goal – I don't think our goal return is not a fair measure of what we have created,” said the manager.

“We have had our chances, we have created the danger but we have not converted as many of those occasions as we should have done and it is something we have worked on.

“The players are very aware of it because we do have goal scorers in the team and have one of Europe's best in Fernando Torres.

“He does not need reminding of when he misses a goal chance because I bet he can remember every chance he has missed over the last three to four months because they stay with people.

“The important thing is your players keep getting in the right positions and if we can keep getting Fernando into areas where he can score goals he will score goals.”

– AFP/de

Channel News Asia

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