A significant number of Liverpool supporters appear to have forgiven Fernando Torres for his controversial decision to leave Anfield for Chelsea in January 2011 - judging by their reaction to a tweet posted by the Reds’ official Twitter account earlier today.
@LFC posted a clip, ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, of the Spanish striker scoring against the north London outfit in May 2008.
Had the video been posted a couple of years ago, there would have been uproar from the Liverpool supporters - but the reaction was relatively tame, perhaps a little surprisingly, this morning.
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Of course, there were still a couple of negative tweets from fans - one user, for example, couldn’t resist calling the current Atletico Madrid striker “JUDAS” - but on the whole supporters appeared to be pretty nonplussed about the fact Torres’s memorable strike was named Goal of the Day.
In fact, the main response from fans appeared to be one of disappointment that things ended on such a sour note. Liverpool supporters, it seems, are now able to cast their minds back to 2007-2011 and remember the immense joy Torres gave them during his peak years.
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Torres may have gone some way towards building bridges with the Liverpool supporters by appearing in an all-star charity match at Anfield back in May.
The World Cup winner admitted he was shocked, and understandably so, when sections of the Anfield crowd began to chant his name - just as they had prior to his move to Chelsea - on that particular afternoon.
"It was very emotional, I didn't know how to react," Torres told Liverpool's official website, according to ITV Sport. "I wasn't expecting them to sing the song.
"I still remember the great games we had here at Anfield in the Champions League, in the league and fighting for trophies. I have the song in my head, it was so important for me.
"Those three-and-a-half years changed my entire life and career. I remember the song from the Kop in important games. To hear that once again is something I will never, ever forget."
Liverpool fans: have you now forgiven Fernando Torres - or will you always dislike him for leaving Anfield for Stamford Bridge? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!
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