Fernando Torres might have left Liverpool two years back but perhaps he can never forget his wonder years at Anfield. As the former Liverpool number 9 prepares for yet another return to Merseyside, Torres speaks about his love for Liverpool again.
Liverpool was the place where Torres really became a super star. El Nino was the most prolific of strikers for the reds as he broke the record of scoring fastest 50 goals for the club. Having left Atletico in his early 20s, Torres could not win a trophy with Liverpool but the best form of his career was with the Reds.
Torres might have won trophies with Chelsea but he has done little to achieve them. Not even featuring in the FA cup final where Blues defeated Liverpool last year thanks to heroics from legendary Drogba. Moreover, the same number 11 played a pivotal role in their champions league success as Torres could only come on as a substitute.
The last time Torres visited Anfield in a blue shirt, Liverpool were rampant and thrashed Chelsea 4-1 under the management of Kenny Dalglish. This time he returns with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez. Although Torres knows that he will not get a favorable reception from Liverpool supporters but still he claims:
“I owe Liverpool a huge amount – to the people, to the men in charge. A huge amount! Liverpool is a fundamental part of my life.”
“They don’t remember me that way, but time will change that. There couldn’t have been a better place after I left Atletico Madrid.”
Perhaps he knows the way he left forcing the club to sell him on deadline day to a rival spoilt the relation with the club as well as the fans. The supporters loved him the most that is why they hated/hate him the most for breaking them.
A return to Liverpool is highly unlikely and surely I would not like to create a rumor here but whatever Torres means by “but time will change that”, only he would know better to how time can fix his relation with the Liverpool supporters.
For now, he is still a Blue and like always, the Liverpool supporters will be backing their side to the fullest to beat Chelsea once again at Anfield.
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