It is safe to say that Fernando Torres isn’t exactly the most popular player among Liverpool fans at the moment. At the time he left for Chelsea, I, like so many other fans was shocked at how seemingly easy it was for Torres to break his strong bond with the Anfield faithful to go and play for one of our rivals. Considering how loved he was and how much he claimed to love the fans, I fully expected Torres to get to Chelsea and then start proclaiming his love and respect for all those associated with Liverpool Football Club.
I anticipated Torres attempting to save what little reputation he had left with Liverpool fans by refusing to ever bad mouth the club and to come up with terms to describe how much he cherished his time at the club. What we have seen from Torres since he moved though has been shocking to say the least. The latest in a long line of what I see as parting shots aimed at Liverpool featured Fernando Torres implying that the club mistreated Javier Mascherano at the time he left.
This is the same Mascherano that refused to play for the club that paid his wages in a big game against a strong Manchester City side just days before he was sold to Barcelona. What disappoints me most about Fernando Torres’ comments is how quickly he has changed from a man who loved the Liverpool Way to a man who now sees his time at the club as a bad period in his career. In one of his latest digs at us he stated that Liverpool were all problems and to be fair to him, the turmoil involving Hicks and Gillett would have put off a lot of footballers at the same club. Most of Torres’ snipes though have been unnecessary, excessive and at times disrespectful to all those connected with Liverpool FC.
It’s obvious that his last year and a half wasn’t the happiest of times to be at the club, but before that Liverpool were one of the most dominant teams in the Champions League for the best part of 5 years while Torres had also established himself as arguably the world’s best striker.
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