Who does Fernando Torres rank higher than anyone else…
Steven Gerrard might not be at the height of his popularity among Liverpool supporters, as his Reds career curtails into a decidedly understated finale, but for one former Reds star there is simply no one that compares.
Fernando Torres has revealed that our iconic No. 8 is still the best player he’s ever played with, despite having spent time with Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea and the Spanish national team.
Speaking after our exit from the FA Cup on Sunday, the 31-year-old expressed his disappointment that the Liverpool captain would not finish his Anfield career by winning a final piece of silverware.
As the Daily Mirror reports, Torres formed a special bond with Gerrard during his three-and-a-half years on Merseyside, where the pair inspired a second place finish in the league and a run to the Champions League final.
Torres bagged 81 goals in 142 games with Liverpool, many of which were set up by Gerrard from his advanced midfield role. Speaking about his former captain, Torres said: “Out of all the great players I have played with, Gerrard, for me, is the best.
“But he is more than that – he is a good friend who, as a captain, is always there for his players. I know what Liverpool means to him, so yes I would have loved to see my friend finish his final season with a trophy, but it was not to be.
“He has had so much success for Liverpool that I am sure the final game is going to be very emotional for him and the fans.”