Torres hails elite Gerrard

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Spanish striker Fernando Torres believes Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard will be an influential figure at the World Cup in South Africa.

The 26-year-old forward is tipped to shine himself next month, should he recover from injury in-time for the opener against Switzerland on June 16th.

But the Spaniard has backed Gerrard to steal the limelight in Africa this summer, hailing his Anfield colleague as one of the world's best.

"There are maybe five players at the World Cup who can win a big game on their own - Stevie [Steven Gerrard] is one of them," Torres told the Daily Express.

"I prefer it when he plays further forward for England and supports [Wayne] Rooney. That is when England look at their most dangerous."

Fabio Capello faces a selection dilemma in attack, with some former managers joining Torres in calling for Gerrard to play in a more attacking role.

The Italian has a final chance to work out his options in the friendly against Japan tomorrow before naming his final 23 at the start of June. With Gerrard in the squad though, Torres believes the Three Lions have a world class player who is comparable with the very best.

"He's in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, that's how good he is."

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