Striker Fernando Torres has a game very similar to Liverpool legend Ian Rush, according to Reds captain Steven Gerrard.

The Spain striker scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 Carling Cup victory at Reading last night but it was the manner of his performance and not just the goals which impressed Gerrard.

"He reminds me of Ian Rush. I know Ian Rush was a great striker and as captain I don´t want to put too much pressure on him (Torres) in terms of goals," the England midfielder told the Liverpool Echo.

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