Torres recommends Che trio
Rafa Benitez has been told that David Silva, Juan Mata or David Villa would make excellent signings.
Last Updated: 28/06/09 10:12am
Fernando Torres has told Rafa Benitez that any of Valencia's David Silva, Juan Mata or David Villa would be excellent signings for Liverpool.
Los Che are expected to sell some of their stars this summer due to crippling debts and Spain international Villa has already been linked with a Premier League switch.
The likes of Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with the deadly striker, although it is thought he would rather stay in Spain ahead of a move to England.
While Silva leads the line for Valencia he is supported by the likes of Mata and Silva. Mata is primarily a left winger while Silva can play on either wing or as a supporting striker.
Torres knows Benitez has a star-studded squad and thinks that with just one or two astute signings they will be well-placed to finish top of the table come the end of next season.
"We have some very good players but maybe we need other players," admitted Torres. "I hope Liverpool will bring people like Silva, Mata or Villa.
"These are small players with quality like United had with Carlos Tevez and also with Paul Scholes.
"They are clever players and maybe they can make the difference. Yossi Benayoun plays like these players and I hope we can bring more like that.
"I have recommended the names to Benitez and I hope we have the money."
Meanwhile, Torres believes Liverpool need to improve their results against the weaker teams if they are to win the Premier League next season.
The Reds had an impressive record against the 'big four' last time around, but all too often dropped points when it was least expected of them.
Liverpool were held at home by the likes of Stoke, Fulham and West Ham, while they were surprised by Middlesbrough away from Anfield.
"It was frustrating, but football is difficult against the smaller teams," he continued. "We need players with quality to try to win these matches and I want Liverpool to sign players like this.
"We have a fantastic team to play against the big teams and we are competitive. But maybe against those teams lower down we are not good enough. We have to improve that and I think we can.
"We finished four points behind United but we are improving. We are getting more points every season. I know that every year we can finish with more points."