By Ste Green
Fernando Torres came to our club as a Spanish starlet with bags of potential
from humble origins with a desire to play for a club he was passionate
about, or so we thought.
Liverpool fans welcomed Nando like he was part of the family, the whole of
Anfield sang his name in unity along with millions watching in pubs and at
home. When England didn’t qualify for the Euro’s Liverpool was a wash with
Spain flags, tortilla stands and Spanish music, with more Torres Spain
shirts on show than Gerrard England ones. We adored the lad and he adored us
back, scoring wonderful goals, saying he loved the city and how he would be
honoured if his little girl grew up to be a Scouser.
Then things got a bit difficult, we lost some key players, we lost our
manager and our owners were hell bent on fucking us over! Any fan playing
for Liverpool would have dug their heels in, been the bigger man and fought
for the club, but it quickly became apparent Nando was not a Liverpool fan
he was just a Liverpool player!
My displeasure in Torres going to Chelsea is not that he left the club,
these things happen, it was the way he presented himself to the fans as a
loyal, passionate red! He made us believe he loved the club and I for one
thought he was going to be a future legend often comparing him to Fowler,
Rush and (now it seems ironic) Owen. From the interview he gave last night
its perfectly clear Torres came to Liverpool not because he loved the club,
but because he thought we were a dominant force in England and in Europe.
Then as soon as things took a down-turn he jumps ship. People might disagree
but all I can say is one official offer = one transfer request.
Its apparent footballers are now bread not to just play football but to feed
into the money pool that is the loyal fan base. Shame on you Fernando, you
could have been Anfield legend!