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      Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)

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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5350: May 22, 2018 01:00:59 pm
      Nah, I love Firmino and he's a very unique player in that he's unusual and in some ways difficult to compare to more traditional strikers. But Torres at his best was the world's 3rd best player, he was on another level.

      Different types of players for me, Torres was a pure goal-scorer, for me Firmino's work on the pitch isn't just about scoring goals, he's more of a grafter.
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      Reply #5351: May 22, 2018 01:12:09 pm
      Different types of players for me, Torres was a pure goal-scorer, for me Firmino's work on the pitch isn't just about scoring goals, he's more of a grafter.

      Don't forget, Torres worked hard for the type of player he was! But yeah, different types of forwards!

      Would be interesting to see how a world class goal scoring striker would do under Klopp with the players we have tbh.
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5352: May 22, 2018 01:18:00 pm


      I just find it beyond odd you hop off of Firmino every opportunity but quickly jump to lavish praise on someone who agitated, downed tools and left the club in a poor manner.


      Yet you love Suarez - despite him doing much worse than Torres.  :roll:
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5353: May 22, 2018 01:26:53 pm
      Sure enough, I was right. A bit bitter aren't you that you and the like were wrong?

      Moses won the Premier League last season. He won the FA Cup this season, and has also continued to hold down a place in Chelsea's team throughout. Yet - not good enough for Liverpool allegedly.  :roll:

      Absolutely bang average footballer

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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5354: May 22, 2018 01:40:53 pm
      Yet you love Suarez - despite him doing much worse than Torres.  :roll:

      I love him as a footballer yes absolutely - the will to win and desire.

      For the record I also love prime Torres and Studge 13/14 (not near the same level as Nando/Luis, but still).

      I can forgive Torres and Suarez for leaving. The crucial difference is that Suarez didn’t down tools.

      Anyway I think we’ve wasted enough of everyone’s time, let’s ignore :)
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      Reply #5355: May 22, 2018 01:50:28 pm
      You get the irony right?

      Calling others delusional whilst creating an alternative version of the truth re Studge and the team (esp Firmino) at every point.

      You’re a zoomer mate. Plot has been lost 🤣🤣🤣

      Victor Moses.
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5356: May 22, 2018 02:41:45 pm
      I love him as a footballer yes absolutely - the will to win and desire.

      For the record I also love prime Torres and Studge 13/14 (not near the same level as Nando/Luis, but still).

      I can forgive Torres and Suarez for leaving. The crucial difference is that Suarez didn’t down tools.

      Anyway I think we’ve wasted enough of everyone’s time, let’s ignore :)

      Fair enough mate.  :D
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      Reply #5357: May 23, 2018 01:23:41 pm
      Just to throw in my 2 cent, for what it’s worth:

      Suarez > Firmino > Torres

      Based on the system we play anyway. Torres a sublime finisher; Firmino, tenacious and gifted; Suarez, a mixture of both.

      Oh, I would also have Moses in the squad wthout doubt.

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      Reply #5358: May 24, 2018 12:02:14 pm
      Oh, I would also have Moses in the squad wthout doubt.

      Once watching him play was enough!!

      I'm good with TAA, Gomez and Clyne for now :laugh:
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
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      Reply #5360: Jun 21, 2019 07:38:20 pm
      https://www.espn.com/soccer/spain/story/3881197/fernando-torres-announces-retirement

      He should have announced his retirement the day he left LFC.  That was when his career as an important footballer ended!! 🤣
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5361: Jun 21, 2019 09:55:43 pm
      He did ok when he went home,scored some great goals for us,remember that,good luck to him.
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5363: Oct 29, 2019 08:15:23 am

      I was devastated when he left and refused to speak his name, however time has mellowed me and I welcome the chance to see him in a Liverpool shirt again. I hope we welcome him back with a huge ovation and prove we’re not bitter like our Blue neighbours!
      He was a fantastic player for us, time to forgive and forget.

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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5364: Oct 29, 2019 08:54:23 am
      Would be nice to hear the Torres bounce echoing around Anfield again..
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5365: Oct 29, 2019 08:56:41 am
      I was devastated when he left and refused to speak his name, however time has mellowed me and I welcome the chance to see him in a Liverpool shirt again. I hope we welcome him back with a huge ovation and prove we’re not bitter like our Blue neighbours!
      He was a fantastic player for us, time to forgive and forget.



      I agree, everyone can make a mistake and at the time he left we were quite an average team not really going anywhere, in hindsight I imagine he wishes he had stuck around a while longer.
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5366: Oct 29, 2019 04:41:55 pm
      I hope we welcome him back with a huge ovation and prove we’re not bitter like our Blue neighbours!
      He was a fantastic player for us, time to forgive and forget.



      Already happened! He's already played in one of those legends friendly games at Anfield and got a good applause.
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      Reply #5367: Oct 30, 2019 02:59:22 pm
      Already happened! He's already played in one of those legends friendly games at Anfield and got a good applause.
       

      You sure mate?https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/369831-fernando-torres-returning-to-anfield-legends-match.
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5368: Oct 30, 2019 05:50:53 pm

      Yep has definitely played in one of them games before. Kop even sang his song.
      Might have been two seasons ago, then Owen returned last year for the Milan friendly.
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5369: Oct 30, 2019 06:08:39 pm
      I was so hurt when he left, hated him.

      But I still love him!!
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      Reply #5370: Oct 30, 2019 07:07:40 pm
      Phenomenal player. Awesome in the truest sense of the word!

      We hated him at the time because we believed the player of our minds and that we had seen through our own eyes was leaving for Chelsea. As it turned out only a pale shadow of his Liverpool self was on show so I think that's the reason why many people are quite eager to forgive him. If he was banging goals left right and centre for Chelsea with the form of his days in a red shirt then he probably wouldn't be appearing in this charity match!

      But 2007-2009 Torres. Wow!
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      Reply #5371: Oct 30, 2019 07:12:59 pm
      No wonder he says Stevie is the best player he played with.

      G&T together were dynamite!
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      Re: Fernando Torres (The Post Liverpool years)
      Reply #5372: Oct 30, 2019 08:21:30 pm
      Phenomenal player. Awesome in the truest sense of the word!

      We hated him at the time because we believed the player of our minds and that we had seen through our own eyes was leaving for Chelsea. As it turned out only a pale shadow of his Liverpool self was on show so I think that's the reason why many people are quite eager to forgive him. If he was banging goals left right and centre for Chelsea with the form of his days in a red shirt then he probably wouldn't be appearing in this charity match!

      But 2007-2009 Torres. Wow!

      Awesome indeed. For a spell of about a couple of years he was probably the best striker in World Football.

      I was truly gutted when I heard the news he was leaving and probably the last player I really got attached too.
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      Reply #5373: Oct 30, 2019 08:30:01 pm
      Awesome indeed. For a spell of about a couple of years he was probably the best striker in World Football.

      I was truly gutted when I heard the news he was leaving and probably the last player I really got attached too.

      Yeah and a fine player to be attached to. Harder to think of a finer sight in football than seeing him in full flow. We didn't win anything in 07-09 but I sure as hell enjoyed a lot from that period. A time when we could revel in world class talents like Torres, Gerrard and Alonso. Carra and Reina at the back as well. I even adored the supporting cast like Benayoun (especially that late winning goal against Fulham in 2009). Skrtel and N'Gog...less so!
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      Reply #5374: Oct 30, 2019 08:31:49 pm
      Yeah and a fine player to be attached to. Harder to think of a finer sight in football than seeing him in full flow. We didn't win anything in 07-09 but I sure as hell enjoyed a lot from that period. A time when we could revel in world class talents like Torres, Gerrard and Alonso. Carra and Reina at the back as well. I even adored the supporting cast like Benayoun (especially that late winning goal against Fulham in 2009). Skrtel and N'Gog...less so!

      Indeed.

      Him and Stevie together were devastating.

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