Torres: Sacking Benitez would not help

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Fernando Torres insists sacking Rafael Benitez would not provide "a solution" to Liverpool's problems.



The Spanish striker has also underlined the bleak future facing Liverpool by admitting the club cannot afford to buy top-class players in the January transfer window.

"I think sacking the manager is not a solution," said Torres.

"The manager is not playing so we have to be positive with him, try to work with him.

"We are the main reason, the players are the persons that have to find a solution to the situation. The manager is not playing, so we have to play much better."

The Reds are in eighth spot in the Premier League, their American owners are under pressure to cut their £240million debt, and they are out of the Champions League.

They are also facing a £20million cut in income if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season - and they are eight points away from fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Torres added: "Obviously we need players. If we can bring in quality players it should be really positive for us, but I think the situation is really difficult because I think we don't have money to bring in the best players.

"It's a difficult situation but every top team in the world goes sometimes through a bad situation like Liverpool now.

"Like every top team in the world, Liverpool will get over the situation."

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