Fernando Torres has agreed a new contract extension today, which will see the prolific striker stay at Anfield until at least 2013.
The new contract includes an option for Liverpools number 9 to extend his stay until 2014.
Torres, who netted his 50th goal in the famous red shirt at home against Spurs in the last game of the season, was already signed up for a further fours years after signing a six year deal in 2007.
With Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt, Daniel Agger and Rafa Benitez already signing new contract extensions in the last two months, this news further displays the strong direction the team is heading on the pitch.
Benitez said of the news:
“Fernando is one of the best strikers in the game today and, at his age, can only get better.
“Every major side would want him in their team, but he has shown how much he wants to achieve success at Liverpool by committing his future to the club. He’s a special talent, but still has the hunger to improve his game.”
“We’ve made huge progress this season and now we need to take the next step. We are building something special here and securing such important players on long-term deals means we can move forward with confidence.