Chelsea’s Torres: My best spell in football was with Gerrard at Liverpool
Chelsea's Fernando Torres reveals his best spell playing football was during a four-year spell alongside Steven Gerrard at Liverpool
Fernando Torres says the best spell of his career was playing alongside Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard before moving to Chelsea in 2011.
The 28-year-old scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the Reds after completing a £20m move from Atletico Madrid to Anfield in 2007.
Gerrard and Torres combined to form one of the most deadly attacking partnerships in the Premier League during the Spaniard’s four seasons at the Merseyside outfit.
However, the former Atletico captain joined Chelsea in a record £50m move in January 2011, with Gerrard, who made his 600th Liverpool appearance against Newcastle, forming a double act with Torres’ replacement Luis Suárez.
“I think it’s an amazing achievement for him [to reach 600 games] and it is very well deserved,” said Torres.
“I enjoyed playing next to him for three-and-a-half seasons. It was probably the best time I have had on a football pitch. I am who I am now thanks to him because he showed me the way.
“So I am happy for him and I am sure that he will play much more than 600 games for Liverpool.”
He added: “He’s a winner. A captain.
“He is the kind of player that everyone loves. He helps all his teammates and he certainly helped me when I arrived at Liverpool. I think he is the type of player that everyone should have at a club.
“Hopefully everything is going very well for him.”