Liverpool Have Demonstrated That Fernando Torres is Irrelevant

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IFebruary 7, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea looks thoughtful during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on February 6, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Fernando Torres should come across to all Reds supporters as "Mr. Irrelevant."

His demenor in the last few weeks leading up to his expansive trasfer to Chelsea (not to mention his admittance he wanted to leave last summer), suggests that Liverpool fans should take every opportunity to show their contempt for such a backstabber.

Liverpool have suffered immense criticism for the transfer of Andy Carroll. Such criticisms are useless, considering the fact that Liverpool did not spend a single dime of their payroll to purchase the burgeoning English forward.

The finances used to make the Suarez and Carroll purchases came courtesy of the 50 million pound price tag that Chelsea had to pay up in order to acquire Torres' services, and the 9 million pound sale of Ryan Babel to German outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 

So far, it looks as if the Reds are on the march towards a spectacular finish. Dalglish has not only galvanized the club, he's also has implemented a tried and true system that has suddenly led the club back to its old and successful attacking play. 

Players such as Martin Kelly, Raul Meireles have flourished since Dalglish came to the helm back in January. But the big point of all this is that Fernando Torres is no longer a part of the Liverpool folklore. 

It's as if Fernando was never needed at all. Liverpool have four straight wins—all clean sheets—and even better have enjoyed a more balanced offense from contributors outside of Torres.  

The players are playing with a new found confidence, something Torres couldn't muster in himself nor his teammates. 

Fernando surely won't be missed. And why should the Liverpool supporters and players miss him anyways? 

The club is far bigger than just one player, but more importantly, Liverpool have long held themselves in the higher echelon of English football long before Fernando came into the scene.