Alan Hansen: Torres had an absolute stinker against Manchester United

By on January 10, 2011 - 29 views

Our resident Liverpool correspondent – Editor of – asks if The Reds should cash in on their star striker…

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has stated that Fernando Torres had another “absolute stinker” against Manchester United yesterday and that some Reds fans would “bite your hand off” if a club offered £40-50million for the striker at the moment.

He wrote in his column for the Daily Telegraph: “Compared to the standards he has set as a Liverpool player, Torres has been poor this season, and there are now a lot of supporters who would be happy to see the club bite the hand off anyone prepared to offer £40-50 million for him. I don’t know what Kenny plans to do with Torres, but he defended his performance after the game, gave him the thumbs up and cajoled him when taking him off. That indicates that he is ready to encourage him and try to get the best out of him. That will not be easy because the Fernando Torres we are seeing now is a shadow of the player who destroyed Nemanja Vidic in United-Liverpool games for three seasons running.”

Hansen believes Dalglish will try to get the best out of him though rather than try to sell him: “When you consider Kenny’s status among the supporters, if he decides that selling Torres is the best option, then few people will question his decision. I don’t think he is looking to get rid, however, because he needs a forward who is scoring regularly and Torres has shown the ability to do that in a Liverpool shirt.”

Should Liverpool cash in Torres now? Give us your thoughts!


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