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The sheer EPITOME of why Liverpool can win the title this season

FanCast columnist
feels that Torres' selfless act is
the epitome of this new determination of this Liverpool squad to succeed.

I'm certain that I wasn't the only Liverpool fan who
woke up this morning and was shocked to see Torres' decision to turn his back on
a hero's welcome at his old stomping ground and if Liverpool fans ever needed
proof of the determination and desire to succeed this season then surely this
is it.

It is a selfless act from Torres and one that is
refreshing and not to mention rare in the modern game. Few would have forgiven
Torres for lauding it up this evening and sit back and enjoy all the
superlatives, but he is cut from a different cloth. The Spaniard knows exactly
what side of his bread is buttered and his actions and determination to get fit
only goes to justify the swing in mentality that I can see in the current
Liverpool team.

I have said for a long time now that the only thing
that has prevented Liverpool succeeding and mounting title challenges is
themselves. We have always had good players, excellent sides, but there always
seem to be a mental block holding us back. Whether it is the added pressure of the
years passing since our last title success that continually raises expectations
and plays on the minds of players, will we never know, but there seems
something different about us this season and a gritty never say die determination
that had been missing for some time.

Lord only knows what Rafa Benitez has said to the
players this summer but it has had such a profound effect on them. We are no
longer a team of talented individuals whose consistency left a lot to be
desired, but a well oiled engine where all components are determined to work in
unison in order to drive the club forward to where it wants to be. This season
alone we have displayed on various occasions how this side just doesn't know
when it is beaten and the one for all mentality has seen us pull through from
the jaws of defeat. Torres' selfless act is the epitome of everyone's growing
determination of this squad of players who are all working and fighting for the
cause and a reason why I feel that we will be victorious come May.


Article title: The sheer EPITOME of why Liverpool can win the title this season

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