No surprises for guessing where most eyes will be fixed on Sunday – Stamford Bridge and the pending debut of Fernando Torres against his former club.
Chelsea-Liverpool fixtures always carry an extra edge; never more so than the latest clash between two clubs steeped in history. And all because of one man.
Torres, having made his £50m switch from Anfield to the Bridge, has already said he would love nothing more than to score against his former paymasters.
But another man, still a Red, is determined to deny his old pal a glorious debut as a Blue.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says: “I hope he appears on the pitch and, since Chelsea wanted him so much, it is very likely that he will. I'm looking forward to it and firmly believe I won't let him score."
Skirtel says that Torres’ departure to Chelsea was ‘no surprise’ and that the writing had been on the wall for some time.
"There had been plenty of talk for a long time before and when he was not training with us in the last two days, nor was he in the training centre, the speculation just seemed to come true.
"We all feel sorry because he's a player of world class ability but, to be honest, it was no surprise to see him go.
"I wish him all the best but do not wish any success to Chelsea. Maybe Fernando will regret making this step sometime in the future."
He added: "There were some hints of him leaving already in the summer when Chelsea claimed interest in him but he agreed with Liverpool on staying.
"However, this season has not been going according to our wishes and expectations and that convinced him that it is the right time to move elsewhere. This is how he explained it to us."
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