In the wake of Fernando Torres’ departure from Anfield, multiple players have spoken out against the Spaniard’s move to Stanford Bridge.
Liverpool’s captain, who was originally thought to have supported Torres on his transfer, has recently come out and spoken to The Daily Mail about his feelings on the matter.
“I was heartbroken. Absolutely gutted. There are no hard feelings. I built up a relationship with Fernando and became his friend. But he will also understand how I feel. Fernando is a bright person and he will understand that the Liverpool fans are upset as well.”
Liverpool’s full-back, Daniel Agger, was less supportive of his former teammate’s move to Chelsea and chose to slam Torres in a recent interview.
“It is unacceptable to play for one of Liverpool’s arch rivals,” he said. “For a Dane, it’s about having respect for the club you play at. I would never go to Manchester United or Everton, for example.”
He went on to say that, although Torres has always been a great help in recent years, Liverpool’s two new signings will be able to prove to be just as effective, if not more so, in front of the goal.
“It is a big, big gap (Torres) for Andy Carroll to fill but he has shown he can score goals at the top level. We will have to wait until he is fit but hopefully Andy and Luis will be great signings for us because that will be another thing which will help us towards our targets.”
Liverpool have proven in the last few games that Torres hasn’t hurt their chances of finishing the season in the top 6, winning 4 of their last 4 games. Even Gerrard has admitted that the club is better off without him.
“We’ve had some good results. The lads are smiling again. I’ve actually enjoyed going to work again. It’s (the club) in a better place than it has been for a few years.”