Fernando Torres is proud to have played and still supports Liverpool Football Club.
Torres made a name for himself at Atletico Madrid.
However, in the summer of 2007, he made the switch to Liverpool.
He joined for a fee of 38 million Euros.
During his 3 and a half years on Merseyside, he developed a cult following and became one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League.
He played 142 times for them, scoring 81 goals, and adding 20 assists.
El Nino as he was nicknamed since his days at Atletico, took the league by storm, scoring 33 of those goals in his debut season.
Now he is retired, and it is almost nine years since he donned the red of his former club, he is coming back.
The Spaniard has been invited to participate in a legends game between Liverpool and Barcelona greats of the past in 2020.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official club website, liverpoolfc.com he expressed his joy at being back at the club he not only loves but still considers himself a fan of.
Torres has fond memories of his time on Merseyside.
“It’s always really nice to come back to Liverpool.”
“Many memories come to my mind, especially here at Anfield, when I felt so happy.”
“Every time I see Anfield on the television or watching Liverpool games, there are always a lot of memories and feelings coming.”
He is happy to see his old club doing so well, and is cheering them on to more success.
“I’m really happy about the way the club is doing at the moment.”
“I’m supporting Liverpool from everywhere I am.”
El Nino developed his reputation as a prolific goal scorer with his boyhood club Atletico Madrid but believes he played his best football in Liverpool.
“Obviously it was a really nice time for me. No doubt, it was my peak as a player.”
“I did enjoy probably my best years playing football with a Liverpool shirt.”
“It was a really special time for me – three-and-a-half years where I felt like I could do anything.”
“I reached a missing level, a level I could never expect when I was a kid.”
He is happy to see his old side achieve great success, and is cheering them on every step of the way.
“It’s unbelievable with 97 points you cannot win the league; I know how important it is to win the Premier League for Liverpool.”
“[I believe] it will happen this year.”
“I’m sure they will reach their goals this season. I’ll be supporting, 100 per cent.”
“I was so happy though to see Liverpool lifting that trophy [Champions League] in Madrid.”
Even though he left the club under a bit of cloud when he opted for a big-money move to Premier League rivals Chelsea. Where he won a Champions League and FA Cup.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 29, 2019