Chelsea goal will help Torres
By Al Campbell
Updated Saturday, 25th August 2007
Scoring against Chelsea will lift a big weight off Fernando Torres' shoulders says Rafa Benitez.Torres opened his Liverpool account against Chelsea last week and that first goal will take plenty of pressure of the £20m striker says Benitez.
"I remember when we signed Crouch and people were saying all the time 'when will he score?'" He was under pressure all the time and you can't play your own game because you are thinking about scoring," said the Spaniard.
"I think now Torres can enjoy himself and he won't be under real, real pressure.
"He will have more confidence. People will know he's a good player and give him time.
"When we decided to bring him here we analysed a lot of things and one of those was his mentality. We found that he has a very good mentality and can cope with pressure. He can play with big names and not be afraid.
"It's a big difference for us to have a player like Fernando, a player who can score big goals in big games. He has experience at international level too.
"For the team it's important to have a player who can score and change the game, even when you're not playing well."