Athletico Madrid Striker Fernando Torres has opened up on his frustration at Anfield before switching to Stamford Bridge in 2011.
For the first time, Fernando Torres has revealed actions that led to him been sold to Chelsea in for a 50 million British record fee in 2011. The Spaniard blasted Liverpool for labelling him a traitor which was not the truth behind the sale.
Torres revealed in Simon Hughes’ new book titled “Ring fire”, he said: “Comolli told me that the new owners (FSG), they had an idea of how to spend their investment. They wanted to bring in young players, to build something new. I was thinking to myself, this takes time to work. It takes two, three, four, maybe even 10 years.”
“I didn’t have that at the time. I was 27-years-old. I did not have time to wait. I wanted to win.
“Here we are five years later and they are still trying to build – around the same position in the league as when I left. “It was presented as if I was a traitor. It was not like this in the discussions. Liverpool could not admit they were doing something wrong with the whole team. They had to find a guilty one.”
Although, Torres admitted to have spoken with Kenny Dalgish but not after discussions had already begun between Liverpool and Chelsea.