Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz admits Fernando Torres has turned Liverpool into a genuine Premiership threat.
He said: "I have been in England for five years and I have never seen a Liverpool side looking so strong in the League at this point of the season. Torres is doing really well and I am impressed with him.
"He is already going some way to making the difference for Liverpool this season. He is like an eagle - he can see short spaces that others can't and he has the ability to penetrate these areas, with the ball or without the ball.
"He can beat a player, he can create space, he can make time. He is making a great contribution to Liverpool's season."