Fernando Torres To Leave Liverpool Unless They Spend Big This Summer

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMarch 14, 2010

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Fernando Torres of Liverpool gestures to the linesman during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at City of Manchester Stadium on February 21, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Fernando Torres has hinted he may leave Liverpool if the club doesn't dig deep and sign more world class players.

Torres said the Reds need to buy "four or five" new top players this summer, as the Merseyside outfit remain "a long way" from dominating the Premier League.

"If we do not reinforce the squad, next year all we will be able to do is fight for fourth again.

"Being in the Champions League is not so important for me," admitted Torres of his manager Rafa Benitez's goal of a top-four finish.

"What is really important is that the club makes an effort and brings in important players to improve the quality of the squad.

"I want to be fighting for the Premier League, the Champions League or the Europa League, but to do this we need signings to come.

"We need four or five top class players to compete, players better than the ones we have."

"I don't plan on going back to La Liga for a while. I have made my move away from home and I owe Liverpool a lot. I like it here, and people have treated me like one of their own.

"I am very happy here and hopefully my future is here. I think the club deserves to win again, but at this point they know they are a long way away.

"The fans are worried that players are going to leave and that's a problem. But I think the club will go the right way.

"Since Christian Purslow took over, we have signed a big new sponsorship deal and money has come in. So I think things will move forward."

He is happy at the club but thinks the club can improve with an infulx of new players.

He also dismissed the rumours of a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer.

Torres is contracted to Liverpool until 2013, after getting a raise last may.

When asked about leaving the side he said: "It's too early to talk about that".