Liverpool FC’s beloved Spanish striker, Fernando Torres, issued Sunday the strongest possible statement about his future at Anfield.
Moments after making history by lifting the World Cup with Spain for the first time and assisting them in becoming the first European nation to triumph outside Europe, Torres demonstrated his love for Liverpool Football Club and its legions of loyal fans.
The Spanish team celebrated in their dressing room, with the players passing the World Cup trophy amongst themselves and taking countless photographs. Torres gave Liverpool fans the best photographs that any of them could ever hope to see.
The Kop idol and beloved striker posed with the trophy in one hand and a Liverpool FC scarf draped very visibly and prominently around his neck.
Never was there a truer indication of where Torres’ heart lay.
Knowing that there were rumours and speculation over his future at Anfield, Torres had consistently maintained that he would not talk of Liverpool until after the World Cup was over.
Well last night the World Cup ended and Torres was true to his word. And in one clever photo opportunity, he well and truly ended all speculation as to where he intends to play his club football next season.
Never has there been a clearer statement of his intent, than in those wonderful photographs. Liverpool fans the world over could not have imagined such a gesture from the Spaniard they have come to love and adore.
The Kop and Liverpool fans, if they did not know before, know now that Torres loves them and in abundance. For in one of the most memorable moments of his life, Torres did not forget Liverpool and his fans there.
So to all the suitors out there, and they know who they are, Fernando Torres has told you where his heart lies. So you can keep all your money, bonuses and other financial incentives, Torres is already home.
That home is where he belongs, and he has told this to the world in no uncertain terms.
Fernando Torres loves Liverpool Football Club and is staying.
And Liverpool fans love him in return for the joy that he brings with his goals, his love for the club, and for those wonderful photographs.
To view the best photographs of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, visit the Liverpool FC homepage at the following web address: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/best-pic-you-ll-see-all-year
Thank you Fernando Torres.