GERRARD OPTS FOR SUAREZ OVER TORRES

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has picked Luis Suarez ahead of Fernando Torres when he was asked to pick between the two strikers. The Liverpool legend played with the two strikers at various times and he was asked to choose one while he was on the Robbie Fowler podcast recently.

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Steven Gerrard played with Fernando Torres from the summer of 2008 till the Spaniard left Liverpool for rivals Chelsea in January 2011 in a £50m deal and Luis Suarez was brought in almost immediately as his replacement. Luis Suarez joined Liverpool to fill the vacuum left by Fernando Torres.

TORRES WAS MY IDOL - DEMBELE

New Atletico Madrid player Moussa Dembele has revealed that Fernando Torres was his idol while he was growing up. The Frenchman made this known in his first interview as an Atletico Madrid player. <center><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECV8nfIWsAAPz1W.jpg" width="500" /></center>
Moussa Dembele became an Atletico Madrid player after he signed for them on loan from Lyon in the French Ligue 1.

FERNANDO TORRES: THE EL NIÑO

It is customary for clubs to honor their respective players who have gone on to shine and enjoy successful stints. These players would then be considered to hold a special place in the club's history, earning them a place in the history books of the club.

When players of such caliber decide to draw the curtain on their career and hang their boots, accolades begin to troop in, and several moves will be made by the club to ensure that it is a well-deserved retirement they enjoy.

TORRES COMPLETES COACHING COURSE

It is now an exception when top players retire and do not move to coaching either with professional sides or with football academies. Fernando Torres has towed this path as well.

LAMPARD REMINISCES THE ROAD TO UCL TITLE

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard shares the story of the second leg clash against Barcelona in the semi final of the 2012 Champions League. The current Blues’ manager shared the story as Chelsea ex-players and fans all over the world mark another anniversary since that wonderful night in Munich that ended in them lifting their first Champions League title.

SALAH EQUALS TORRES RECORD

Mohammed Salah scored the second goal that finished off Manchester United. United have now gone a whole season without beating Liverpool

That goal made him level with Fernando Torres. The former Spain international scored 65 goals in 102 appearances while it took Salah only 98 games to achieve the same the same feat. Torres was seen as a demigod when he made similar records back in the day but the antics of Salah for the past few seasons deems him worthy of a statue at the Anfield entrance.

LIVERPOOL WILL ALWAYS BE HOME TO TORRES

Fernando Torres has agreed to return to Anfield for a charity game set for March next year, as per reports. While he said he was always engaged hence missing out on several invitations in the past, the truth is Liverpool will always be a home to the Spaniard.
When many players struggled to adapt to a new league following a move, this was not the same story for Fernando Torres – the teenage skipper from Atletico Madrid. He switched sides and became an instant fan favourite.

A TRIBUTE TO FERNANDO TORRES

The retirement of Fernando Torres after 18 years of active football came as a surprise to many. However the Spaniard deserves the accolades that were given to him after his retirement announcement due to his impact on the beautiful game.

Torres was one of the fearsome strikers in the mid 20002 combining a mixture of pace and skill which is a requirement for all modern strikers. He was one of the first forwards to possesthis two key features in equal proportion and took the Premier League by storm.

CHELSEA FORWARD WANTS ATLETICO MOVE

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has expressed his desire to remain at Spanish side Atletico Madrid next season. Morata currently on-loan struggled at Chelsea despite initially scoring goals for the club and looked bereft of confidence this season.

‘Since he made the move to Atletico, Morata has gained some form back and looks like the Morata of old making runs and scoring goals. It is no surprise that the forward has no intentions of returning to his parent club.

VILLA NETS FIRST GOAL IN JAPAN

It was all smiles for David Villa over the weekend as he scored his first goal for his new side Vissel Kobe in the 1-0 victory against Sagan Tosu. In a game billed as a reunion of three Spanish World Cup winning players in the form of Villa, Andreas Iniesta and Fernando Torres the game was cagey with few chances.

Torres had a good chance to put Sagan Tosu in front but fired wide in a first half dominated by Vissel Kobe. In the second half, Kobe sprang out of the traps early and Villa turned the ball in after a defensive mistake from Sagan Tosu in the 54th minute to score his first goal for the club.

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