Reds warn Blues off Torres

Striker happy to stay an Anfield

Liverpool have told Chelsea to forget about making a move for Fernando Torres.

Reports in Spain and England have suggested Chelsea are weighing up a £50million move for the striker after his superb first season in the Premier League last term.

The 24-year-old scored 33 goals in his debut season after arriving from Atletico Madrid last summer.

Reports have suggested Liverpool could be willing to cash-in on Torres, but a spokesman for Reds co-owner Tom Hicks has rubbished the rumours.

"It is simply beyond comprehension. There is no circumstance in which Torres will be sold," Hicks' spokesman told The Mirror.

"Why would the owners invest so much money in supporting the manager, to then undermine that support? It is ludicrous."

Torres has also rejected the speculation saying he is happy to stay at Anfield.

"I am very happy at Liverpool," noted Torres. "I prefer not to think about these stories and to focus on Euro 2008.

"After the Euros I will go on holiday and then return to Liverpool.

Feel good

"This is my team, my city and Anfield is my pitch. I can't tell you how good I feel about playing for Liverpool.

"It is so important to me that the fans think so highly of me. It is fantastic to see my name on the shirts of our fans.

"This was only my first season for Liverpool, and I can say without contradiction I want to play better here for many more yet."