Fernando Torres: Spain legend calls Liverpool the ‘peak of my career’ but insists he Had to leave Anfield for Chelsea

Fernando Torres has called playing for Liverpool the ‘peak’ of his career – but admits leaving for Chelsea had to be done to fulfil his ambitions.

Spain star player Torres spent three-and-a-half years at Anfield, scoring a total of 81 goals in 142 matches and establishing his reputation as one of the greatest strikers in world football.But he failed to win any trophies.

Spain legend Torres spent three-and-a-half years at Anfield, scoring 81 goals in 142 games and establishing his reputation as one of the greatest strikers in world football.

But he failed to win any trophies while on Merseyside and departed for Chelsea in 2011 where he claimed three major honours – including that most famous of Champions League victories.

Torres was a true superstar at Liverpool, but his goals never fired the Reds to silverware

But despite all the glory in west London – and his World Cup and European Championship successes with Spain –  Torres told talkSPORT on Tuesday morning that he considers his time with Liverpool the best of his career.

“It was the peak of my career [at Liverpool],” began Torres. “I arrived in a new city when I didn’t speak any English, but everyone at the city and the club made me happy. It was only happy times.

“The relationship between fans and players at Atletico was similar; Liverpool fans are special and the relationship between them is very close.”

Torres soured himself to some Liverpool supporters when he left in January 2011 to join Chelsea, but he has admitted he had to leave Anfield to fulfil his ambition – winning trophies.

“When I left Atletico, the team of my heart, it was with the target of winning trophies,” added the Spaniard. “I was super happy at Liverpool.


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