One of Liverpool’s best players of PL era has announced retirement

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Fernando Torres is retiring from professional football.

The legendary Spanish striker, who won the World Cup and the Euros for his country – as well as countless other trophies during an 18-year career – has finally called it a day.

Despite not winning anything with Liverpool, Torres’s peak as a footballer came during his three-and-a-half-year Anfield spell under the guidance of Rafa Benitez.

He scored 33 goals in his debut season, 17 in his next and 22 in 2009/10 – bagging a further nine before his infamous departure to Chelsea in January 2011.

At Chelsea, he won trophies, but his reputation took a nosedive, and he eventually joined Atletico Madrid, via AC Milan, before heading to Sagaon Tosu in Japan.

For many years, Torres was considered a Judas by Reds, but after time, the striker was forgiven – with fans accepting the club had broken promises to him about our playing staff and ambitions.

His relationship with Steven Gerrard was truly very, very special.

Enjoy retirement, El Niño!

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