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A quick check of my writer’s profile will show you that I’m an unabashed Liverpool fan, and I am not afraid to admit that Torres was one of my favorite ever players in all of football, never mind in a Red shirt.
This article was not written out of spite or as a show of schadenfreude, but rather as an attempt at a logical analysis of the failed Torres experiment at Chelsea.
Given the option of seeing him flourish in a blue shirt or fail to this extent, as a football fan first and foremost, I absolutely prefer the former. It is an astronomical waste of Torres’ talent to be withering away on Chelsea’s bench, and an absolutely depressing sight to see him fluff the chances he used to put away so easily.
But above all, the Torres farce is also a sad reminder that the head should always rule the heart, and a perfect example of the extent to which bad decision-making can make or break a career in football.
What do you think? Was Chelsea the right move even last January? Share your thoughts below.
If you liked this article, you might also be interested in 10 Things Villas-Boas’ Sacking Means for Chelsea. Please also check out my writer’s profile, where you can find more of my work, and my blog, The Red Armchair, for Liverpool match reactions and opinions.