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FERNANDO TORRES paid a stirring tribute today to Liverpool FC and its fans - for helping turn him into a European champion.

The Reds striker scored a stunning winner to sink Germany last night and end Spain's 44-year wait for a major trophy.

Now he wants to follow up his first major success as a player by helping Liverpool to glory in the coming season.

MAURICIO PELLEGRINO is poised to return to Anfield as Rafael Benitez attempts to bring Robbie Keane to Merseyside.

Argentinian Pellegrino, 36, who played 12 games for Liverpool in 2005, has been approached by Benitez for a second stint at the club, this time as part of his coaching staff.

Liverpool are also trying to prise Keane, 27, away from Tottenham Hotspur in a swap deal involving Peter Crouch.

EDDIE BISHOP turned back the clock on Saturday night.

A veteran of Tranmere's Cup giant-killing days - when top flight sides came to Prenton Park and were regularly demolished - he was the hero again as Rovers upset Liverpool in the final of the Mersey Masters.

Bishop struck twice at a packed Echo Arena - for a final flourish to a night of rich entertainment

RAFA BENITEZ believes that he can end Liverpool's 18-year quest for a league title next season.

And the Reds boss admits that lifting the Premier League crown would be "the biggest achievement of my career."

Benitez has already guided Liverpool to Champions League glory, while in Spain he ended Valencia's 31-year wait for a La Liga crown, then added a league and UEFA Cup double two years later.

FERNANDO TORRES stands on the brink of ending a 44-year trophy drought for Spain this weekend.

But Liverpool will be the beneficiaries if the Reds striker can fire his country to European Championship glory in Vienna tomorrow night.

That's the view of Roger Hunt, one of the greatest Liverpool strikers of all time, and the last Reds star to figure in a major international final.

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