Steven Gerrard claims Fernando Torres’ departure to Chelsea has made Liverpool stronger.
Torres made a £50m switch to the reigning Premier League champions on the final day of the January transfer window, and the Reds responded by signing Newcastle United star Andy Carroll and Ajax hitman Luis Suarez.
Suarez, in particular, has made a fine start to life at Anfield, and skipper Gerrard believes Liverpool are better off for having two star strikers instead of one.
He told Sky Sports: “Suarez has only played a few games but we know he will be a top player.
“Training and playing with him in his first few games he has been strong and technically good, but Fernando in his first year with us was frightening as well.
“But I think Liverpool are in a better position having two top forwards instead of one.
“I enjoyed playing behind Fernando but if you said I could have Fernando on form or Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez on form, I would take the two over one.”
And Gerrard added: “We felt slightly let down (by Torres’s decision to leave).
“Like the supporters we wanted him to stay as he is a top player, but he made his decision and we have to respect that.”