Torres signs contract extension
14 August 2009 @ 14:55
Liverpool's Fernando Torres has signed a contract extension which could see the striker stay at Anfield until 2014.
The Spain star agreed the improved deal in May, but he has now put pen-to-paper ahead of the Reds' Premier League season opener at Tottenham on Sunday.
Torres was already under contract on Merseyside for six years after signing from Atletico Madrid in a record-breaking move in 2007.
The new deal includes an option for a further year's extension which could see the 25-year-old stay with the Reds until 2014.
Manager Rafa Benitez said: "Fernando is one of the best strikers in the game
and, at his age, can only get better.
"Every major side would want him in their team, but he has shown how much he wants to achieve success at Liverpool by committing his future to the club.
"He's a special talent, but still has the hunger to improve his game."
Torres struggled with injuries last season, but in his maiden campaign in England he became the first Liverpool player since Robbie Fowler in 1995/96 to score more than 20 league goals.
Source: Sky Sports