Rafa reveals Torres offers

Image: Torres: Staying put

Rafa Benitez has revealed Liverpool have rejected a number of offers for Reds ace Fernando Torres.

Striker happy to stay at Anfield

Rafa Benitez has revealed Liverpool have rejected a number of offers for Reds ace Fernando Torres. The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid have all been linked with a big-money move for Torres, while team-mates Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano have also been in demand this summer. Benitez is not surprised his players are in demand, but he always knew Torres was happy to stay at Anfield. "We have had some very big offers for some of our key players this summer - and that includes Fernando Torres," said Benitez. "Clubs wanted Fernando and we were contacted by agents working for those clubs "But we always knew that when a bid came in we would say 'no'. "The main thing was that Torres wanted to stay here. People knew the player wanted to stay, but it did not stop clubs trying. "We wanted to send out a message that Liverpool are a strong team and that we want to improve. You don't improve by selling your best players."

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