Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was delighted with Fernando Torres’ show of commitment in Spain’s World Cup celebrations.
The Spain striker has been the subject of intense speculation over his future throughout the summer with the threat of a £70million Chelsea swoop still at large.
But Torres showed his allegiance after Sunday’s glorious triumph in Johannesburg much to the joy of the new Anfield boss, who can’t wait to work with the hitman.
The 26-year-old was one of four Liverpool players in the World Cup final squads along with Spanish team-mate Jose Reina and Holland pair Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel.
“As Liverpool manager, I take great pride in the fact that two of our players can call themselves World Cup winners this summer,” Hodgson said. “I think it’s safe to say the pictures of Fernando in the dressing room with the World Cup certainly went down well with our fans but the club can be proud of all the players who went away to the World Cup. To have four players reach the final is an incredible achievement and I look forward to working with them when they return to Melwood after their holidays.”