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.

Fernando Torres All Set For A Come Back In Derby Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s reckless child Torres Fernando could make his arrival in a warmed derby with Madrid on Wednesday in the past 16 of the King's Cup on the off chance that he looks sharp in preparing, mentor Diego Simeone has said.

The previous Atletico skipper, who played 244 recreations for the place where he grew up the club where he appeared matured 17, has marked an 18-month advance arrangement from AC Milan which will wind up successful when the Italian exchange advertise. Torres was an Atletico token who left the stammering club in 2007 to look for Chelsea and Liverpool and has now come back to a side that broke the restraining infrastructure of Real and Barcelona by endearing La Liga last term.

MOURINHO AND GUARDIOLA GO HEAD TO HEAD AGAIN

Ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, we look at the times Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have met in the time past. Both top managers have met on opposite sides of the dugout 21 times, with this Sunday’s meeting being the 22nd.

Manchester City are hosting this time but anytime both managers face each other, it is always a thrill to watch. Manchester United have recently been forcing their way back into games. Mourinho recently complained of their slow starts as he knows it would be harder at the Etihad.

MARSEILLE DEFEAT MONACO AT HOME

Marseille came from behind to defeat their hosts Monaco 3-2 on Sunday. The French sides approached the game with all seriousness as it was a derby of note. The skipper Radamel Falcao ahead of the game said they as hosts would give everything possible to claim maximum points especially as Marseille were “a direct rival for the podium.”

Monaco had a good run against Marseille but they could not repeat past feats, with Coach Rudi Garcia keen on a change in the run of things. Marseille were the first to go ahead at the stroke of half time. DimitriPayet sent a perfectly weighed cross that Kostas Mitroglou headed in.

Fernando Torres Is Aiming To Put Sagan Tosu On The Map Of World Football

Fernando Torres career has come full circle. He fell in love with the game from reading the legendary Japanese comic book "Captain Tsubasa." "I still remember when I was a kid, the signal on the TV wasn’t that good and it was difficult for me to get a proper signal on my TV, but I use to hear everyone in school was talking about this football cartoon comic from Japan," in an interview Torres said back in the year 2012. "This created my interest in the football game and that was the first contact I had with Japan." He said.

The football career last chapter that has seen spells with Liverpool, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and over 100 appearances for Spain, is most likely to take place in Japan as he gets ready to make his debut for Sagan Tosu on Sunday.

For the Japanese fans, it is becoming an increasingly familiar sight. A big name and World Cup winner, scarf of a J. League club. It follows the arrival of Lukas Podolski and Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe. The trio from Europe has signed up for clubs that are not the Japanese elite traditional members. These stars not yet joined Urawa Reds, Yokohama F. Marinos or Kashima Antlers, but rather team Sagan Tosu and Vissel Kobe that has had never come close to winning the league title.

Fernando Torres Undecided Over His Next Move

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is unsure about where he could be plying his trade next season. The Spain international is expected to leave Atleti at the expiry of his contract in the summer, but he has yet to decide on his next challenge. Speaking to Cadena SER, he said: “I have not made the decision. I will say it as I have said: that I leave Atletico. I will not continue in Spain. Europe? I don’t know. One has an idea that can then change.”

Diego Simeone-Fernando Torres Row Has Been Resolved – Diego Godin

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has revealed that the public disagreement between manager Diego Simeone and forward Fernando Torres has been resolved. Earlier last week, Simeone had stated that he would not be fighting with the veteran striker who is unhappy with his present situation, and Godin has now clarified that a solution has been found between both parties.

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