By Alex Taylor
Former Liverpool favourite Fernando Torres claims he was portrayed as a traitor when he left the club for Chelsea in 2011 – and some supporters are more convinced by his comments than others.
Torres joined Chelsea for a club-record fee of £50million in a move that infuriated Anfield supporters.
While at Liverpool, Torres was regarded as one of the world’s best strikers and he scored an impressive 81 goals in 142 matches for the Merseyside giants.
Many fans of the Merseyside club are yet to forgive the forward for joining their Premier League rival but it seems that some supporters have moved on from the incident.
Here are a selection of the messages on Twitter with regards to the player’s comments:
I've never hated a player more than I hate Fernando Torres
— Stu (@SDotWald) August 16, 2016
@MirrorFootball And this is going to endear him to the LFC fans how? Should have stayed under his Judas rock
— AlliD-LFC (@LFCAlliD) August 16, 2016
@MirrorFootball just as I suspected. Fsg behind it all. Always know something was not right with Torres’ departure
— Manny (@Asiankopite) August 16, 2016
— FSG OUT (@Fsg_Out_LFC) August 16, 2016
— Thery Tendyan (@TheryT) August 16, 2016
— dodo (@EBlomback) August 16, 2016
@LivEchoLFC He admits he was negotiating privately with Chelsea and complains about being presented as a traitor? I’ve not forgiven him
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) August 16, 2016
Despite many still harbouring issues with his departure, Torres was widely regarded as a flop at Chelsea, where he managed just 45 goals in 172 appearances before joining AC Milan for £2.5million in 2014.
He is now back at Atletico Madrid, which is where he began his career and only narrowly missed out on a Euro 2016 spot after performing well last season.
The Spanish World Cup winner partnered Antoine Griezmann up front for Atletico, scoring 12 times in 44 matches.
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