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Liverpool striker Fernando Torres wins Dirk Kuyt praise

Fernando Torres
Torres has scored seven goals in his last four games for Liverpool

Dirk Kuyt believes Premier League life is easier for Liverpool with Fernando Torres fit and firing.

Torres scored a goal in each half during Sunday's 3-0 win against Sunderland to help keep alive the Reds' hopes of finishing in the top four.

Kuty told BBC Radio Merseyside: "He's scoring some great goals and playing really well.

"That's what we like to see from him and that's very important and makes football for this team a lot easier."

He added: "Not only today but since he's come back from his injury he's done a great job for the team."

With the win over the Black Cats, Liverpool are four points behind Tottenham in the race for fourth place and that all important Champions League spot.

The 29-year-old believes the Reds can secure fourth but he knows there is more hard work ahead.

"We have to try and we have to push," he continued.

"We are behind and we also know it's going to be hard but the only thing we can do is win our own games and that is why we we're happy with the result today.

"We have to keep going from here. Fernando in this form and also the team is playing better hopefully we'll have a chance."

see also
Liverpool need six wins - Torres
29 Mar 10 |  Liverpool
Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland
28 Mar 10 |  Premier League
Torres vows to stay at Liverpool
27 Mar 10 |  Liverpool

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