Fernando Torres has moved to dispel claims that he is seeking a move away from Liverpool, revealing he is ‘really happy’ to stay at the club.
The Spanish striker’s future at Anfield has been a source of intense speculation during the summer following Liverpool’s failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
However, after returning to training following his World Cup winning exertions, Torres confirmed he has no plans to quit Anfield.
“This is the best club in the country so the targets and expectations are always high,” Torres told the club’s official website.
“Hopefully we can stay at our level. At Liverpool the aim is to fight for every title. It was difficult last season, but we are sure we can improve this season.
“I am really happy to be back, really happy to stay with all my team-mates. My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed.
“I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
When asked why Liverpool means so much to him, he replied: “From my first day I got the same welcome as Stevie or Carra or players who have been here for a long time.
“I felt at home from the first day, I feel the fans love me and everyone knows I am really happy here and really happy to play at Anfield.”
Torres also revealed he is looking forward to working with new manager Roy Hodgson, who has replaced Rafa Benitez on Merseyside.
He continued: “I really appreciated the fact that Roy came out to see me while I was on my holidays.
“He told me about his plans for the club and what he wanted from me and I appreciated that. I hope he will be the right man to reach the targets of Liverpool Football Club and I am really looking forward to working with him.
“At the moment I am training just on my own, but as soon as I can I will train with the team and with the new manager.”