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Hat-Trick Hero Fernando Torres Happy to See Ryan Babel Score Double

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Ryan Babel of Liverpool scores his team's fifth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 26, 2009 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Owen WatsonCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2009

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres scored a hat-trick against Hull City in the Reds' 6-1 victory this afternoon and said he was delighted to score for his side.

“The role of the striker is to score; I had scored three so I'm really happy,” Torres told Sky Sports.

Torres was also full of praise for his teammate Ryan Babel. The Dutch forward came off the bench to score twice in the victory.

“Ryan Babel came in my position and scored two so I'm really happy for my teammates as well because they deserve to play,” said the Spaniard. “Not all of us can play 90 minutes so it is adapting work, and that is the main thing.”

Torres appears to be approaching his peak form, and the Spanish striker admitted he has been fatigued after a long campaign last year. Torres represented Spain in the Confederations Cup during the summer while some of his Liverpool teammates were on holiday.

“I'm getting better because it was a long season for me, the last one, and I'm training, trying to reach 100 percent and we are working for that,” said Torres.

Liverpool's No. 9 emphasised that the Reds haven't yet reached their peak, despite sitting third in the Premier League.

“I'm scoring goals now but the main thing is we are improving physically and as a team as well so I think we will be near our best soon,” he concluded.


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