Liverpool Eyed Summer Move For Fernando Torres

By on September 18, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Liverpool linked with shock move for Fernando Torres.

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Liverpool considered a shock move for former striker Fernando Torres in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

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The Spaniard made his name in the Premier League at Anfield after joining from Atletico Madrid in 2007, and he went on to become one of the most lethal strikers in the world after scoring 81 goals in 142 games for the Merseysiders.

After spending three and a half years at Anfield, he made a £50m move to Stamford Bridge in January 2011 but he has struggled to settle in West London and went 5 months without scoring towards the end of last season.

The Daily Mail claim Liverpool were ready to end the strikers Chelsea nightmare and were lining up a surprise reunion this summer. Former Reds director of football, Damien Comolli, had Torres down as a summer transfer target and had gone to great lengths to explore the possibility of re-signing the beleaguered hitman.

It’s reported that a senior member of the Liverpool squad begged Comolli to look into the possibility of signing Torres in February, and the Frenchman duly obliged.

Comolli flew to Florida to discuss summer transfer targets and the possibility of making a move for Torres with owners John W Henry and Tom Werner.

There were fears that the transfer would be difficult with Chelsea likely to command a huge transfer fee as well as owner Roman Abramovich being opposed to selling the Spanish international, but the possibility of making a move was still alive.

However, Comolli wasn’t given the chance to pursue the potential move as he was fired on April 12th, just two weeks before Torres scored against Barcelona to book Chelsea’s place in the champions league final.

Many pundits claim that goal saved his Chelsea career and the 28-year-old is now considered the focal point in Chelsea’s attack after the departure of Didier Dorgba and Roberto Di Matteo has brought in the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar to supply the bullets for the former Madrid man.

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It’s a case of what might have been. If Torres had failed to tuck away his chance at the Nou Camp, he may have found his Chelsea career came to an abrupt end this summer, and Liverpool may have been an unlikely destination.

Would Liverpool fans have liked to see Torres return to Anfield? Get involved in the comments section.

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16 Comments

  1. john

    September 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Im not liverpool fan but i think he seriously thinks he made mistake. And beleive he wanted to leave but roman put foot down. he was much better at liverpool

  2. Solo

    September 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Torres can rule the worl again if he come back to lfc yes he can make it

  3. Justice

    September 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Tores is a good player, if he decide 2 come back 2 L.F.C 2 partner suarez dat will b d best strike force in d word

  4. Freeman

    September 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Gud news if he can com bak 2 lfc.we wil welcom u lyk belamy.brodger bring him at any cost cos i no we cnt buy ilorente,we ned d ucl back on track as england most sucessful team.up red, ynwa.

  5. godwin simpa

    September 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Yes!! Torres cant mak it again coz fans does want him anymore afta he decided or showed intrest i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ chelsea fc!!! Pls jst let go torres Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ giv chances ƒσя oda future striker t̶̲̥̅̊ø̲̣̣̥ cum i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ !!!!plzzzzzLFC

  6. sam

    September 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    let torrer come back home, lfc is the right place for him. he made a mistake.and can be corrected.

  7. Beesoul

    September 19, 2012 at 2:33 am

    lets just give him a chance…very soon he’ll b a prodigal son. We’ll welcome El-lino back. Ynwa

  8. Saravanan

    September 19, 2012 at 3:04 am

    It is good to see Torres bck to Liverpool fc n partner with Suarez….Just give him a chance to prove that he is in the best club ever in his life that YNWA……..He will b the best striker in world along with Suarez…….
    Life for Liverpool …..cheers

  9. Sara:-)

    September 19, 2012 at 3:12 am

    It is good to see Torres bck to Liverpool fc n partner with Suarez….Just give him a chance to prove that he is in the best club ever in his life that YNWA……..Come on guys….let him come bck n let him believes y he should b in Liverpool………

  10. Okoro papailo

    September 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I’ll be hapy 2 see tom-tom + torres play for lfc again.he is highly wellcome home at any time. Wellcome back my hero.

  11. yaqees Temmytorpel

    September 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I think it would be good idea 2 get our superb striker back 2 Liverpool and get our championsleague place back

  12. owolabi samuel

    September 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Brendan rodger should try and bring him back 2 anfield. we need champions league. FSG plsssss……

  13. owolabi samuel

    September 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    champions league is our pride, we need experience player like TORRES so that we can fight hard 4 d top 4 in d EPL……..

  14. Shehu Abubakar

    September 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    It’s a wise idea for a mother to look 4 the return of her child who went market, only the mother(lfc) and the child(Torres) know secret of his going and call-back.ynwa!!

  15. nigel honeyman

    September 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    yeah hope come jan lfc should bring him back hope fsg back breadan with a lot of money we need to get up the table

  16. Austine nino

    October 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    El nino success is back there at anfield so i strongly believe he will do well at anfield

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