Liverpool striker David Ngog has revealed his delight at Fernando Torres deciding to stay at Anfield.
The decision could see Ngog spend more time on the bench this season if Roy Hodgson decides to play one striker, but Ngog has put the potential success of the team ahead of his own personal agenda.
Speaking after a wonderful individual strike earned his ten-man side a point against Arsenal, Ngog said: "He (Torres) really helps us - he's a key player and it's good for our future that he stays.
"When big players like him and Stevie say they are staying it's a good thing for Liverpool. We are a big club and we need big players. It's a boost."
The French U21 international has scored four goals in three competitive matches this season and is becoming a legitimate strike threat in the absence of the more experienced Spaniard. His efforts will provide Hodgson with an interesting formation conundrum once Torres reaches full fitness.
"I am a striker and I want to score a lot of goals for Liverpool. I work hard for this and so it's good when it comes off," Ngog continued.
"I am happy at Liverpool. I am focused on the club and I'm trying to do my best for Liverpool."
Despite Ngog's fine form for the Reds, Hodgson has been linked with a string of strikers in a bid to bolster his front line on Merseyside. Carlton Cole and Peter Crouch are just two England internationals to be linked with an Anfield move.