Fernando Torres reveals real reason why he left Liverpool for Chelsea

Fernando Torres unveils the actual intention of him leaving the Reds for the Blues.

The Spaniard left Anfield in 2011 for rivals Chelsea since he was deceived by the club’s owners and was losing all his available time to win trophies.

One of the most prolific strikers in that Premier League era, Torres made a switch to Liverpool from Atletico Madrid in 2007 and spent four years at the club scoring 81 goals in 142 games for the club.

His £50m January deadline-day move to rivals Chelsea sent shockwaves through Premier League.

Then owners American businessmen George Gillett and Tom Hicks racked up huge debts during their time at the club but was ultimately forced to sell the club to Fenway Sports Group in 2010.

‘I was really happy at Liverpool but if you remember at that time the club was about to be sold and it was a very difficult situation,’ he told talkSPORT.

‘They sold all their best players, Javier Mascherano left, Xabi Alonso left, [manager] Rafa Benitez left, and they started bringing in young players so they needed maybe five, six, seven years to create a winning team again and I didn’t have that time because I left my home in Atletico to win trophies.

‘Unfortunately, there was many lies by the owners that Liverpool had at that time and in the end I needed to find my own way which was Chelsea who I thought would be the club who would offer me the chance of winning trophies.’


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