Steven Gerrard described Torres as the new Ian Rush, but it was reds veteran Ian St John who summed up the question on every Liverpool fans lips.
After Torres hat-trick last night, club captain Steven Gerrard was quick to point out the similarities with one of Liverpool’s striking legends:
‘Ian Rush was a great striker and I don’t want to put much pressure on Fernando as far as goals are concerned.
‘But Rushie got a lot of credit for working hard for the team, tracking back and not giving defenders a minute on the ball — he’s similar.’
But our quote of the day has be that of Ian St John:
‘Basically the boy is class. He just has the raw pace that is going to frighten the life out of defenders.
‘How can you have a player that good sitting on his arse every week on the bench if you want to win the title? It’s beyond me.’