Torres pledges long-term future to Reds

May 31, 2008

Prolific striker Fernando Torres insists it will be 'many years' before he considers leaving Liverpool.

The Spaniard enjoyed a dream debut season at Anfield following his transfer from Atletico Madrid last summer, finding the net 24 times in the Premier League alone.

His eye-catching displays have seen Torres linked with a host of the continent's biggest sides, with Chelsea in particular rumoured to be lining up a £50million swoop.

But Torres, who is currently with the Spain squad as they prepare for Euro 2008, is adamant he will not leave Reds boss Rafael Benitez in the lurch.

'It is an honour to be linked to clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea, or Arsenal - but I am not thinking about a change and I want to continue playing for Liverpool for many years to come.'

The 24-year-old added: 'It's been quite easy for me. I have been able to enjoy every minute at a club where things have gone well.

'I have been part of a team where every player shares the same goals and where a player can rely on the support of his team-mates.

'I have also worked with a manager who believed in me. It was the combination of all these factors.'