Photo: Torres posts heartfelt tribute to Gerrard and Liverpool fans
Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres posts tribute to Steven Gerrard and Reds supporters
Fernando Torres thanked Liverpool fans for their warm welcome at Anfield on Sunday before the striker posted a photo with Reds captain Steven Gerrard on Instagram.
The Spain international made his return to Anfield in red colours after Torres was a second-half substitute for Gerrard’s XI in a special charity game to raise money for the Liverpool foundation.
Gerrard and Torres formed a devastating partnership between 2007 and 2011 before the World Cup winner controversially moved to Chelsea in a then British-record £50m transfer.
The 30-year-old was clearly delighted to be back with his old team-mate on Sunday, though, as Torres uploaded a snap with Gerrard after their 2-2 draw with Jamie Carragher’s XI.
Torres wrote: “With the boss @stevengerrard #legend”
The Atletico Madrid striker added a touching tribute Liverpool fans after their generous welcome for Torres, who was clearly delighted to get a good reception despite his contentious move to Chelsea in 2011.
Torres added: “Thank you Liverpool supporters for everything you gave me in my career, you are just different class. It is a privilege to play in front of you again. Today I feel in peace with myself , hearing you singing my name is something I will never forget. From the bottom of my hart thank you so much Liverpool!!! #YWNWA”