EPL: Is Fernando Torres the Next Mr Liverpool?

Allen JosephCorrespondent IApril 15, 2008

El Nino has taken the Premier League by storm in his debut season with 22 goals in the league. He even cemented himself a superhero by scoring the winning goal in the Merseyside derby.

It is hard to imagine that a lot of sceptics were concerned when Liverpool broke their transfer record to sign Torres for 26.5 million pounds.

When the deal went through, many thought the Reds grossly overpaid for the Spaniard in order to keep up with Chelsea and Manchester United's spending spree.

Torres has been so good he makes Crouch look ordinary and fight to stay in the playing eleven.

"It is what I was dreaming for. I expected it to take more time. Achieving all that in the first season is amazing," he told the club's official website.

What a stunning achievement for a player in his first season. No wonder his fellow players have nominated him for the PFA awards.

It is great to see the way Torres and Mr Liverpool Steven Gerrard have combined to produce scintillating passes, wonderful through-balls and stunning finishes.

Is there a better partnership in English football at the moment than Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres?

The fact that they have both been nominated for PFA player of the year speaks volumes about what a wonderful season they have both had.

"I have never scored 30 goals in a season in my career and I have made it here. It has been helped by the team's style of football."

This is stating the obvious that Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is something special.

If he stays healthy, Torres can become a new Mr Liverpool for years to come. And if he does that, it wont be long before the Reds end their English league title drought.