Back in 2011, Fernando Torres’ £50m move from Liverpool to Chelsea broke the English transfer record.
While we all know, Chelsea were only too happy to get Torres and went on to regret it massively later, what did Liverpool make of the situation?
Here’s Jamie Carragher breaking it down!
“I couldn’t believe it. And what I mean by that was I knew we’d kidded Chelsea,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “I’d played with Torres then for the past 12 months and he was a shadow of his former self. I think for 18 months at Liverpool he was the best striker in the world.
“I think he had such a good record against Chelsea, and that may have sort of stuck in the owner’s mind. He scored two against Chelsea that season, when we won 2-0 under Roy Hodgson. And I think the decision was probably made then for Roman Abramovich.
“I mean £50m was major money at that stage, and I think we were in a state of shock. Of course we were gutted Torres was going, but we could not believe we’d got £50m.
“We ended up probably doing something similar ourselves in some ways, getting Andy Carroll for £35m, but we also got Luis Suarez out of it. I was not surprised at all that it didn’t go well for Fernando Torres at Chelsea.”
Well, looks like Liverpool got the one up on Chelsea here!