MANE, SALAH ABOVE OTHER LIVERPOOL ATTACKERS

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Ex-Aston Villa, Chelsea and Celtic striker Tony Cascarinorates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah above other previous Liverpool attackers such as Robbie Fowler, Fernando Torres, Michael Owen and Luis Suarez.

CHELSEA: HOW TAMMY BROKE THE CURSE

The number nine curse at Chelsea existed since the big money signing of Fernando Torres from Premier League rivals Liverpool many years ago. The Blues secured the transfer of Fernando Torres from Liverpool for £50m in January 2011 but the Spaniard didn't meet the expectations of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.

Fernando Torres was one of the best strikers in world football when Chelsea snapped him up from the Reds but he was unable to produce his Liverpool form at Chelsea. Torres was able to win the elusive Champions League title before leaving Chelsea though he was not a regular in the starting XI when the feat happened under Roberto Di Matteo.

EURO 2020: SPAIN SURVIVE CROATIA SCARE

Spain are one of the two most successful teams in the history of the European Championship alongside Germany having won the tournament three times each. The two teams can add a fourth tile at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament.

Germany are in action against old foes England in a round of 16 encounter billed for the Wembley Stadium on Tuesday to determine who will go through to the quarterfinals as they bid to a fourth title, while Spain are already in the quarterfinals in the quest for a fourth title after they survived the scare from Croatia.

Spain trailed to a bizarre own goal from Barcelona starlet Pedri in the first half after goalkeeper Unai Simon failed to deal with his back pass before Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Pablo Sarabia dragged the Spaniards level to ensure that the two teams went into the half-time interval with a 1-1 draw.

WHEN DIDTORRES RETIRE FROM FOOTBALL?

Legendary Spanish marksman Fernando Torres has developed his love for boxing since his retirement from football some years ago. This is evident inrecent photos that were circulated on social media. Ex-Premier League player Fernando Torres can be seen sparring with someone, as per the Instagram handle of musician Omar Montes.

Fernando Torres has been stunning the fans that adored him while he was a player. His love for boxing had never been revealed until recent developments. He had also broken the internet earlier this year with the photo of his body transformation.

COMPARING WERNER DEBUT SEASON TO OTHERS

Premier League giants Chelsea have a history with struggling big money strikers and it's not really a surprise that German national team player Timo Werner has struggled to impose himself in the first year of his Chelsea career. The Blues fans have been down the road of £50m strikers underwhelming at the club.

Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres are £50m strikers who didn't live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge and Werner could be in that unwanted club following his £49.5m transfer from RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga last season.

LIVERPOOL: SALAH REACTION SIMILAR TO TORRES

Liverpool fans were worried about potentially losing leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah after his reaction to being subbed off in the recent league game at home to Chelsea. Salah lasted just 62 minutes against his former club and he showed his frustration at the decision from the Liverpool boss, JurgenKlopp. The Liverpool manager made a double substitution in a bid to try to affect the game with Liverpool losing 1-0 at home. Klopp subbed on the returning Diogo Jota and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Salah and Curtis Jones. Jota was just coming back from a lengthy injury but he couldn't do much as Liverpool were beaten by Chelsea courtesy the strike from England player Mason Mount. Liverpool fans have compared the situation involving Salah with that of Fernando Torres against Birmingham City in April 2010. Fernando Torres was subbed off for Frenchman David N'gog with 20 minutes left to go with the Reds in need of a win in the race for the Champions League places.

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.

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