Torres at home at Anfield

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Spain star Fernando Torres wants to stay at Liverpool "for many years to come" because he is treated the same way as local heroes Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher by the club's fans.

And the 25-year-old also thinks Cristiano Ronaldo will not be joining Real Madrid in the summer, and insisted he would never play for the Bernabeu club - although he does see Serie A in his future.

Torres, in an interview on his own website, F9T, revealed: "I would love to remain at Liverpool for many seasons to come. I feel at home here. I still have this season plus another four years left to run on my contract."

He added: "The club has been brilliant with me and I owe the fans a lot. They took to me as if I was one of their own. They treat me in the same way they do Gerrard or Carragher... it is unbelievable.

"I hope to repay their warmth by giving them a Premier League title because it has been a long time since the club last won the league.

"I do not have a buy-out clause in my contract, you do not get them in England. Both teams have to reach an agreement before a player can leave his club to sign for another."

Torres also has a view on the continued speculation linking Real Madrid with Ronaldo, whose wonder goal on Wednesday night sent Manchester United into the Champions League semi-finals only 24 hours after Liverpool went out of the competition at Chelsea after a heroic battle.

He said: "I cannot see Cristiano Ronaldo playing outside the Premier League for a while to come, you also have to take into account how well Manchester United are playing."

"Real Madrid are not the biggest team in the game. They are a big club but so are Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

"It is not a team that interests me and, because of the time I spent at Atletico Madrid, the opposite could be said. I just cannot see myself playing for Real Madrid."

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