Time at Liverpool: 2007-11
Liverpool games: 142
Liverpool goals: 81
Clubs after Liverpool: Chelsea
A goalscoring hero for all Liverpool fans to cherish from the moment he first arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2007 following his £20 million move from Liga outfit Atletio de Madrid, with El Nino going on to make quite some impact at the club.
In his first season on Merseyside, the Spain international not only equalled Roger Hunt’s record of scoring in eight straight home league games, but he also then broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of the most Premier League goals scored in a debut campaign by a foreign player with 24 strikes in just 33 top-flight matches.
Torres would go on to net 81 goals in only 142 contests overall for the Reds, including 65 in 102 league fixtures for the club, before making a highly controversial move to Chelsea in a British-record transfer worth £50 million in January 2011.
However, it is fair to say that Torres’ time in West London has been an unmitigated disaster, with the attacker finding it hard to settle at Stamford Bridge, while his form in front of goal has also been erratic, to say the very least.
And with new Blues head coach Jose Mourinho hell bent on bringing Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney to the capital this summer, as reported by Neil Ashton and Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, it now appears as though Torres’ days at the Bridge are numbered.
But do not be too surprised if the Spaniard makes a shock return to Anfield one day to once again lead the Reds line and finish his glittering career as a Liverpool player once again, and that day may be closer than many people expect ….