Masch praises Torres
By Al Campbell
Updated Thursday, 17th December 2009
Javier Mascherano praised matchwinner Fernando Torres last night.
Torres came off the bench to score the winner against Wigan and Mascherano believes now the striker is fully fit again he will soon fire the Reds up the Premiership table.
"It is so important for us that Fernando stays fit," said the Argentina captain.
"We know that we can win games when he is not playing but, equally, when he is on the pitch, you can see the respect that other teams give him.
"He causes them so many problems. With Fernando and Stevie [Gerrard] on the pitch, we know that there is always a chance something special can happen.
"It is so good for our team and the confidence they give us. When they are not in the squad, others have to do their job and David Ngog has been doing his job really well.
"But the key players are the key players and you cannot change that. We need to keep the key players fit for the rest of the season."