Fernando Torres has put pen to paper on a new contract at Liverpool that will see him earn £110,000 per week. The Spain international agreed the terms of the deal back in May and according to the Reds' website has finally signed on the dotted line.
The new contract will see Torres remain at Anfield until 2013 with the possibility to add an extra year. The 25-year-old striker is expected to shake off an ankle injury and line out against Tottenham on Sunday at White Hart Lane.
Rafa Benitez was delighted with the news: "Fernando is one of the best strikers in the game and, at his age, can only get better. Every major side would want him in their team, but he has shown how much he wants to achieve success at Liverpool by committing his future to the club. He's a special talent, but still has the hunger to improve his game."
Torres also spoke about Liverpool's chances of winning the Premier League this season: "We have no problem beating Manchester United or Chelsea but it is games like Sunday's at Tottenham where we need to show our real title intentions. Tottenham is not an easy place to go but these are games we must be winning if this is finally to be our year."
"I am not thinking can we win the title, I am thinking we have to win the title. We came so close last season but for many of the players it was their first time experiencing the pressure of a Premier League title race."