Liverpool fans didn’t take kindly to those words, but in all honesty, given the Reds’ league position over the last 18 months, we’ve not been dining at the top table since May 2009 so it was a fair point – if not the best choice of words in a hastily arranged interview at the end of a long day.
Just over a week later, with the ink dried on the contract and having seen his new side defeated by his resurgent former side, Torres has told Spanish radio how special Liverpool will always to be him, and that they are the bigger of the two clubs. He also admitted he ‘lost enthusiasm’ for the transitional period at LFC.
Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Torres said “Liverpool will always be very special to me.
“Because of its history, Liverpool is a bigger club but it’s going through a difficult time.
“Chelsea is like Manchester United, the strongest over the last 10 years. One is not better than the other, I’m just happy to have had the fortune of playing for both of them.”
Of the move itself, the Spaniard – who is on international duty this week – said “Money was not important. I left to improve sporting-wise.
“I thought I would stay one more year and take it as a transition season. But a time comes when you lose enthusiasm, you see those in the Spanish national team are playing at a different level.
“Then when everything looked black, Chelsea came and showed a real interest.”