The Torres deal is now done and dusted, and the move looked almost complete (apart from his medical) from around 6PM yesterday. When I first heard the news, I got that little fuzzy feeling you get in your stomach and I think that was because Fernando really attached himself to the fans in his time at Anfield. For some reason, many of us thought he would have the same levels of loyalty as Stevie and Carra, and stay here forever, but in reality that was never going to happen.
£50 Million is a hell of a lot of money, whichever way you put it. It’s a bid we just can’t turn down because as we all know, Fernando hasn’t been firing on all cylinders for a while now. But instead of looking at what we’ve lost, we need to focus on what we’ve gained.
We’ve bagged ourself a proven goal poacher in the form of Luis Suarez, and one of the most exciting prospects in the country, big Andy Carroll from Newcastle. Don’t forget these players are both young too, they turned 24 and 22 respectively this month, and I think it’s time we can all move on and make sure we push ourselves to the limit, and force our way back into the Champions League.
Only time will tell how Kenny’s first two signings will perform in the Red shirt, and how much we may or may not miss Torres.