Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pique Risks Wrath After Torres Comments

Barcelona have attempted to
unsettle Fernando Torres with
Gerard Pique urging him to
leave Liverpool.
Torres and Pique were both a
part of Spain's triumphant
World Cup squad but the striker
is yet to lift any trophies since
moving to England three years
Former Manchester United
defender Pique has reportedly
claimed that his international
team mate will quit Anfield if no
new investment is secured and
has branded Liverpool's current
squad 'embarrassing' and has
called on Torres to move to
further his ambitions.
He said: "There is no way this
can go on for Nando. It's just
"I spoke with him before he
committed to Liverpool and he
told me he wanted to win
things with Liverpool - but if the
club didn't invest and show real
intent, he would be forced to
"It's really embarrassing for
Nando to play in a team of that
"You would not see [Lionel]
Messi or [Wayne] Rooney
playing in the Europa League -
so there is no reason why
Nando should be playing there.
"Along with David Villa, he is the
best striker in the world.
"He needs to be winning things
domestically like he does with
However Dirk Kuyt, who Torres
set up for Liverpool's opening
goal against Sunderland
yesterday, has backed the hit
man to find his form again
despite netting just once in six
league appearances this season.
"Everyone is expecting goals
from Fernando but he offers a
lot more," he said.
"Against Sunderland he was
responsible for setting up the
two goals.
"He is very important for the
team even if he is not scoring
goals. I'm sure his goals will
"His mood has never changed. If
you are a striker, and the type
of striker Fernando is, you want
to be involved in goals.
"But everyone could see how
happy he was to have set up
two goals.
"When you are one of the
world's best strikers everyone is
watching you so if they get a
moment to blame him they will.
"And if you are not winning
games he is not happy, I am not
happy and the team is not

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