Liverpool’s deadly duo of Steven Gerrard and Ferando Torres have been named in FIFA’s World Team of the Year.
The FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, which saw Lionel Messi crowned World Player of the Year, was attended by the Reds’ front two, with captain Steven Gerrard saying “I feel really flattered and honoured, because it’s really special to be voted for by your colleagues.”
While Torres spoke of his desire to appear on such a stage more often “It’s a real source of joy and satisfaction as well a privilege to be in this XI. All of us players try to reach the top and achieve our goals, and receiving this kind of recognition from your fellow professionals is something else, it fills you with pride. I want to keep battling to make sure I come back here. What’s more, this year I’ve made it without even winning a title. What I mean is, though collectively we’ve not had the best of luck, on a personal note the balance is right and I’m doing my job well,”
FifPro Team of Year: Casillas; Dani Alves, Evra, Terry, Vidic; Xavi, Iniesta, Gerrard; Ronaldo, Messi, Torres.