Fernando Torres could have returned to Liverpool

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Liverpool explored the possibility last season of bringing Fernando Torres back to the club from Chelsea, it has been claimed.

Torres left Anfield for Stamford Bridge in January 2011 for a record-breaking fee of £50 million, but has failed to replicate the free-scoring form he showed on Merseyside.

The Spaniard has scored only 15 goals in 72 appearances for Chelsea and, last season, suffered a drought which lasted for five months and led to speculation that he could be sold.

According to the Daily Mail, then Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli kept a close eye on the situation of Torres at Chelsea, and hoped to sanction a summer move for the 28-year-old old.

It is reported that Comolli, in February of this year, was convinced by a prominent member of the Liverpool dressing room to attempt to bring Torres back to Anfield, and the Frenchman set about planning a proposal.

Comolli, however, was sacked by Liverpool in April which seemingly put paid to any potential move for Torres, with the club's owners instead favouring the recruitment of younger players.

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