Torres launches Liverpool broadside

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Liverpool’s £50 million former golden boy Fernando Torres has revealed that he left Liverpool for Chelsea because Anfield was in ‘chaos’.

"I knew I was an idol for the fans but it wasn't the same anymore," he said.

"The institution was in chaos with the sale. There was all this talk of possible projects. In many ways it reminded me of (former club) Atlético Madrid ... a great history, many ideas but without money.”


In the explosive interview with Spanish paper Marca, Torres makes it clear he left Liverpool because they didn’t have the means to win cups. “It needed time. I don't have that," he added.

"Chelsea have proved they have top-level players in all departments and that they will always be competitive whatever happens, with an owner who will invest when it is necessary."

The Spanish star is yet to score a goal with Chelsea, but says the settling in period with the top flight club was always going to take time.

"I didn't expect it to be easy. It never is," the 26 year old said. "It was the same for me at Liverpool. There are two months of adaptation to something so new, and more so in February.

"The fans have been impressive from the first day. They are almost more enthusiastic than I am to score the first goal."

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