Fernando Torres admits who he wants to win Premier League title out of Liverpool and Chelsea


Manchester City are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table but they’re not the only unbeaten team in England’s top division this season.

Just like Pep Guardiola’s side, Liverpool and Chelsea - in second and third place, respectively - are also unbeaten after 12 league matches.

Most football fans expected Jurgen Klopp’s team to be the closest challenges to City this season after reaching last season’s Champions League final, while Maurizio Sarri is currently exceeding expectations at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool are currently two points above Chelsea in the table after winning one more game than the Blues.

The two teams went head-to-head at the end of September and Daniel Sturridge’s magnificent late equaliser earned a valuable point for the Merseyside outfit.

Both clubs are in with a shout of winning this season’s Premier League title, although it’s patently clear that City are the team to beat.

One man watching the action unfold from Japan is former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

Currently plying his trade with Sagan Tosu, the 34-year-old - who completed a controversial £50 million move from Anfield to west London in January 2011 - has admitted which of his former clubs he would rather see lift this season’s Premier League trophy.


"I want both of them to win every game and when they play each other I won't watch the game!” Torres told Sky Sports.

"I have feelings for both of them. Liverpool was the best time in my career - I love the city, the supporters and the club.

Liverpool v Manchester United - Premier League

"I am still in touch with them and they made me feel at home when I was there.

"And with Chelsea they gave me what I wanted as a player - trophies. I have great memories of my time at Chelsea so it is difficult to choose.

Chelsea's Spanish forward Fernando Torre

"At Chelsea there are still some team-mates that I played with but at Liverpool there is nobody there - only Alberto Moreno, who I played with at the national team.

"I am still in touch with the staff though so I wish them all the best. I know how important it is for Liverpool to win the Premier League.

"Hopefully they can win the Premier League and Chelsea can win it the year after."


So, there you have it: Torres would rather see Liverpool become champions this season over Chelsea.

His relationship with the Liverpool supporters has improved in recent years and these latest comments will help to further re-endear him to the Anfield faithful.

Some Liverpool fans will probably never forgive him for forcing a transfer to Chelsea eight years ago - but it’s clear that the Reds will always occupy a special place in the heart of El Niño.

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