Torres, a £20million summer signing from Atletico Madrid, took his tally for the season to 14 goals after a brace in the 4-1 victory against Portsmouth at Anfield.
Benitez said: "It was a great performance from the team, especially in the first half. We looked good and created a lot of chances. But then we got a little bit nervous against a team with a very good away record. Torres though is always a threat. Not only that he makes room for our other players."
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