Villa warns Reds over Torres’ trophy hunger

Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa has warned Liverpool that Fernando Torres could soon become frustrated by a lack of silverwear at Anfield and look elsewhere to play his club football.

Torres has been linked with a variety of clubs this summer, including Chelsea and moves back to Spain. The Reds striker is due to hold talks with new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson shortly to discuss his future.

Villa told press, “I am not sure where his future lies, but he knows like me he must win trophies at club level. He isn’t money-focused so he would never join Manchester City.

“But sure, Barcelona and Chelsea would be real options for him. He has proven he can score goals in England and Chelsea are the number one team there at the moment, so I suppose it’s the option that makes the most sense.

“He has been fully focused on the World Cup but in the back of his mind he knows he needs to be competing for the very highest honours and if Liverpool can’t do it he will have to move.”

Torres’ current contract at Liverpool expires in 2013, with the option of a one year extension at the end. He signed an improved deal one year ago, thought to now be earning £110,000 a week.