According to reports in England, Liverpool could be ready to snap up their former number striker Fernando Torres as soon as the start of the January transfer window. Reports suggest that AC Milan have already given up on Torres due to his poor start at the club.
Fernando Torres is currently on loan at the San Siro club however, with neither them nor Chelsea willing to keep the Spanish striker Liverpool could be willing to rescue Torres from the doldrums. Liverpool themselves are in need of a striker after their poor start to the season, much of which has been blame to the lack of goals since the departure of Luis Suarez and the unfortunate injury difficulties of Daniel Sturridge.
Fernando Torres once graced the Anfield club, winning the hearts of Liverpool fans worldwide. While at his boyhood club, Atletico Madrid, it was revealed that Torres had inscribed the words “You’ll Never Walk Alone” inside his captain’s armband sparking his move to Liverpool. Despite not winning a trophy at Anfield, He went on to create a dynamic partnership with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
To the surprise of the football world, Fernando Torres made a shock move to Liverpool’s rival Chelsea in a deal that broke the British record transfer fee. However, since then Torres has struggled with replicating the form he once had at Liverpool, despite winning an abundance of trophies at Chelsea.
Despite his history at Anfield, former teammate and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool should not re-sign Fernando Torres.
“I wouldn’t like to see [Torres return], if I’m being totally honest. If Liverpool bring a striker in you want a young, fresh, and energetic young fellow who is looking to make a name for himself. Fernando Torres has had an unbelievable career with the trophies that he has won but I think we saw the best of him at Anfield and that was quite a few years ago now.”
Liverpool should expect to face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid, another club from Torres’ past.There have also been rumors of a possible early arrival of Divock Origi, however it would require Liverpool to spend an extra £6 million (US$9million).
Currently, Liverpool face somewhat of a striker crisis despite having four senior strikers in the squad. With Daniel Sturridge out injured, the likes of Balotelli, Lambert and Borini have all failed to impress. It has forced the Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, to utilize the recently crowned European Golden Boy, Raheem Sterling up front.
Do you believe that Liverpool should try to re-sign former striker Fernando Torres? Would Fernando Torres regain the form he once had at Anfield?