Welcome news tonight with Fernando Torres backing under-fire manager Roy Hodgson in the lead-up to today’s home game against lowly West Ham
‘I have no problem with Hodgson. He’s a very serious coach who in the summer explained to me very clearly what he wanted from me. He has always trusted in me and that’s very important for any footballer.
It is not simple to begin a project with a different coach in a club where it is required to fight for every competition. You have to adapt to new ways to create a winning team and that is never easy.
‘The team are reacting. Not everything has gone as well as we hoped, but if we can put three wins together in a row then the team will be at the right end of the table and we will be more relaxed and play better
‘Although he was here a long time, the (Rafa) Benitez phase at Liverpool is already history. It belongs to the past and now only the present is important to us.
‘For us, football is the only thing we can think about at the moment. We are not as high in the table as we want to be.
‘So we need to put space between ourselves and the others. I’m sure we’ll do that and then we can start to look up.’
Great to hear your open commitment to our team Nando, we need more class players like you in our team.
With Miereles likely to play in centre midfield alongside Poulson and hopefully Jovanovic on the wing, we should be good enough to beat the Hammers.