Reina: Blame team for Torres form

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Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina believes the whole team have to take responsibility for Fernando Torres' difficulties in front of goal this season.

The 26-year-old hit only his second of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over Blackburn. Much has been written and said about Torres' demeanour and mindset, but Reina said the basic problem was that his team-mates had not been doing the forward justice.

"I think we were not assisting him rightly in the last few weeks and he could do nothing at all," said the goalkeeper.

"All strikers are about scoring goals, scoring winning goals, and I think he can build on that strike from now on.

"It is more or less what is happening to David Villa (who has scored just twice in the Primera Division) at Barcelona now.

"It is about time because they are great players but when strikers are not scoring fingers are pointed at them - it is not fair.

"He can win you a game easily but we have to feed him in, that is the point."

Reina is hopeful the club will be able to make great strides forward following the £300million takeover by New England Sports Ventures (NESV), owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise.

"It was an important step and it has been a great moment for the club," he said. "Let's see if we can build up from now and they (NESV) can help us a little bit in the winter transfer window.

"They are very committed to the club and, from what I understand, they have been doing really good stuff in Boston so we have to be optimistic now."

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