Torres praises his “professional” teammates

Fernando Torres – remember him – has praised his new Chelsea teammates and described Liverpool as chaotic.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper Marca the former Reds number nine, who has yet to score in his first five matches at the London side, says his Chelsea teammates are professional.

Torres said “There are more personal relationships and jokes between the players than there were at Liverpool. Everything was much more serious there. Here, you don’t have to prove you are a professional, it is assumed.”

That’s the Chelsea squad containing shotgun wielding Ashley Cole and wife-cheating John Terry. Consummate professionals.

Describing the reasons he left the club, the 26 year old questioned if Liverpool had become a selling club and admitted he began questioning his future when Xabi Alonso left for Real Madrid in 2009. He also told how the ownership situation caused chaos during his last two years at Anfield.

“The institution was in chaos with the sale. There was all this talk of possible projects,” he said.

“In many ways it reminded me of (former club) Atletico Madrid… a great history, many ideas but without money, it needed time. I don’t have that.”

Liverpool replaced Torres with Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll on transfer deadline day.