Hodgson slams Torres criticism

LIVERPOOL manager Roy Hodgson has hit back at criticism of Fernando Torres and dismissed claims the striker does not want to be at the club.

Torres was singled out for flak after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham, with suggestions his form is related to possible regret at staying at Anfield.

“He certainly isn’t fed up,” said Hodgson, ahead of tonight’s visit of Steaua Bucharest. “It’s very wrong to read someone’s state of mind from 90 minutes’ football.”