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Photos: Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres – the Liverpool partnership that never was

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When Luis Suarez signed for Liverpool on January 31st 2011, hours later Fernando Torres left the club for Chelsea.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 29, 2015: Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres shake hands at the end of the Liverpool All Star Charity match at Anfield. (Pic by Richard Martin-Roberts/Propaganda)

It was the partnership that never was. Then temporary manager Kenny Dalglish had hoped to pair the Spaniard and Uruguayan together but Torres departed for Chelsea for £50 million and the Reds signed Andy Carroll for £35 million from Newcastle.

Over three years later, Anfield finally witnessed the duo in tandem.

They arrived onto the pitch for the second half of the All Star charity match to rapturous applause – making supporters wait by holding off their introduction until the rest of the players had lined up on the pitch.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 29, 2015: Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres warm up prior to the Liverpool All Star Charity match at Anfield. (Pic by Richard Martin-Roberts/Propaganda)

Alas, there was no goal for either player; Jamie Carragher doing his best to deny either of them a fairytale return. Although, Suarez did win the penalty that saw Steven Gerrard equalise for 2-2.

Both players received a warm ovation from the Kop and had their songs aired after full time as the players performed a post-match lap of honour.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 29, 2015: Luis Suarez of Liverpool salutes the fans at the end of the Liverpool All Star Charity match at Anfield. (Pic by Richard Martin-Roberts/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 29, 2015: Fernando Torres salutes the Kop during the Liverpool All Star Charity match at Anfield. (Pic by Richard Martin-Roberts/Propaganda)

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