Premier League

Fernando Torres comments on Liverpool title triumph

The Spaniard was a fan favourite at Anfield before making a £50m transfer to Chelsea in 2011

 
2:29pm on Tuesday 15th September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Fernando Torres has praised former club Liverpool for their performances in the 2019/20 campaign to win the Premier League for the first time, saying he is delighted for the fans.

The now-retired centre-forward played for Liverpool between 2007 and 2011 and established himself as a beloved star among the Anfield faithful.

He would eventually make a £50m transfer to Chelsea before playing for Milan, returning to Atletico Madrid, and then retiring in Japan with Sagan Tosu.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Torres looked back on Liverpool's first top division title in 30 years.

“I’m so happy Liverpool won the Premier League because they deserved it," he said.

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“I was especially happy for the supporters; I know how important it was for them to win the Premier League.

“Even when they won the Champions League the season before, obviously that’s a huge achievement, but once you play for Liverpool and are in contact with the people, you know how important it was for them to win the Premier League back.

“After 30 years they did it and they did it in a brilliant way. I’m sure with the squad they have they will win more Premier Leagues in the next years.”

Torres failed to find his best form since leaving Anfield for Chelsea in January of 2011, and he admits he was at his best when performing in the red of Liverpool.

“It was the peak of my career," the Spaniard continued.

"I arrived in a new city. I didn’t speak any English everyone at the city and the club made me feel so happy from the first day.

“I spent three-and-a-half years there. I scored many goals and played good games. During that time I also won the European Championship with Spain. Only happy times.

“The relationship between fans and players that I had at Atletico was similar. Liverpool fans are special and the relationship between players and supporters is very close. This is what I needed and I felt at home really quickly.”

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