Fernando Torres can’t wait to play alongside Luis Suarez but is unsure of reception he will get from Liverpool fans at charity match
Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is looking forward to lining up alongside Luis Suarez on Sunday for an All-Star charity game but admits to being unsure of the reception he will receive from Reds fans.
The Spaniard is in current Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard’s squad for the match at Anfield against a team chosen by Jamie Carragher for a fund-raising event, which is a sell-out.
Torres, who left the club in 2011 to sign controversially for Chelsea for £50million, was an unqualified success at Liverpool, scoring 81 goals in 142 appearances.
However, due to his departure he never got to play alongside Luis Suarez, who was signed as Torres’ replacement from Ajax, but tomorrow the pair could line up together.
Luis is a good friend – we have a good relationship and good friendship.
‘We were sitting together for two days at Melwood when I was leaving and he was coming. We made good friends and we are still in touch now.’
Torres’ departure to Chelsea did not go down well with Fernando Torres fans at all and when the 31-year-old has played against the Reds since, fans have jeered his every touch.
The forward, now at Atletico Madrid, played down the boos and praised the Liverpool fans.
‘Everybody knows the kind of reaction Liverpool fans had when we met on the street in London or when I went back to Liverpool – everybody gave me thanks for everything I did in Liverpool,” said Torres.
‘That is what I feel for them. For me, Liverpool fans are always going to be different; I had probably the best period of my career wearing the red shirt and all my memories are great.
‘I have nothing bad to say about them and I never will – they treated me like one of them and I felt at home in my time there.
‘It is going to be amazing going back; hopefully the reception will be better than the one I had when I went with Chelsea.’