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Liverpool ‘lifted’ by £50m star exit

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Liverpool’s new director of football has told the official Reds website that Fernando Torres' exit has left ‘a bright new sky’ over the Kop.

Liverpool sold Torres to Chelsea in the January transfer period for a record £50 million, and the Spanish international striker has been vocal since about wanting to leave.

"There are more personal relationships and jokes between the players [at Chelsea] than there were at Liverpool,” Torres told reporters about a month after leaving Anfield.


 

But Damien Comolli, who was elected as Director of Football at Liverpool on Tuesday, believes that Torres’ departure has left Liverpool in a more positive light that when the star was playing football at Merseyside.

"Getting two players [Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll] triggered the fact that we could sell one player who didn't want to be here and get two who did want to be here,'' he said.

"When you have someone who doesn't want to be here and you swap him for people who want to be here the atmosphere changes.

"It's like there is a bright new sky with no cloud over our head from the day that happened. So it's been only positive. That was really a relief for those reasons.''

Liverpool owner John W Henry agreed with Comolli, saying the atmosphere at Liverpool has changed for the better.

"It's all very positive. Someone was saying that people weren't happy here, but I think since that person left, people are happier,” he said.

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