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Torres: Liverpool life 'more comfortable'

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Fernando Torres concedes he has found it more difficult to adapt to life as a Chelsea player then he did upon signing for Liverpool.

The Spaniard has scored only five times in 30 appearances for the Blues since his record-breaking move from Merseyside to London in January.

Conversely, Torres found the net 33 times during his first season at Liverpool, having move to Anfield from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2007.

However, the 27-year-old striker does not believe the circumstances of the two transfers can be compared, although Torres admits it has been tough at Chelsea.

"They have no similarity, neither in their past nor in their present. My adaptation process for each has been completely distinct," he told Esquire Espana.

"Chelsea is in London, a huge city. I come from Madrid, also a great European capital, but this is much more of everything, for good and for bad.

"It's been difficult for me to adapt here compared to when I arrived in Liverpool, a more comfortable place, smaller, where I was surrounded by Spanish team-mates.

"In the end, the important thing is to try and organise yourself as quickly as possible. That's what I'm doing."

Torres' switch to west London broke the British transfer record as Chelsea splashed out a whopping £50 million to prise him away from Liverpool.

And, although much was made of the manner of his departure and the exorbitant valuation, Torres believes he made the right decision by requesting a transfer.

"That's just a number," he added. "The only thing I know is that opportunities such as the one Chelsea offered me cannot be turned down. The important thing is the confidence they have in me.

"Liverpool was going down a strange path. Personally, I believe the departure of Xabi Alonso to Madrid was a clear message that something was changing.

"I have the ambition to improve and Chelsea could offer me what every footballer desires: titles."

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