Carra targets playmaking for Torres

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Jamie Carragher has urged his teammates to start creating more chances for Fernando Torres, insisting the Spanish striker is not lacking in form.

Torres has come under some criticism of late after having a slow start to the new season, following an injury-wrecked World Cup summer.

But Carragher, who captained the Reds in their dismal 0-0 draw with Utrecht in the Europa League last night, says Torres just needs to be fed the right balls to come into form again.

He said, “I think Fernando had one chance and the keeper made a good save but we are not creating as much as we would like.”

Liverpool now face Blackpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday. Surely, a must-win game.

Carragher continued, “Obviously at home to Blackpool we want to create a lot more chances for Fernando. We are not a one-man show. Torres is not always going to get the ball and beat four or five players to score but history shows if we provide him with chances you are looking at getting 25 to 30 goals a season.

“If you give him chances he will score goals – at the moment we are not providing enough, but we are only seven or eight games into the season.

“I don’t think there is anything to worry about with Torres. It is up to ourselves to do more to help him.”

Liverpool vs Blackpool gets underway at 3pm on Sunday, 3rd October.

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