Fernando Torres left Liverpool in January to go and join Chelsea in the hope that Chelsea would give him the silverware and titles he has been seeking in his career. The moment Torres handed in his transfer request to leave Liverpool, it was clear that he did not want to play for us anymore and we did the right thing by selling him and getting £50 million in the deal.
As I watched the Champions League match last night (Tuesday) between Chelsea and Manchester United, I thought that Torres would finally break his Chelsea duck and score against Vidic and Ferdinand whom he has played well against in the past when he was still Liverpool’s number 9. But I guess Torres is not the same player as he was back then when he gave Vidic nightmares.
The games continue to go by for Torres without him finding the net. I am hearing some whispers saying that Torres may actually be sold in the summer but I do not believe that. There is no way Chelsea would sell him after investing so much in him. They need or want a return on investment. I still believe Torres was signed by Roman and not Carlo and as a result Torres will never make it at Chelsea. One just has to look at what happened to Shevchenko when he joined Chelsea from AC Milan, yet again another Roman signing.
Torres should have seen this coming but I guess he was blinded by the thought of winning the Champions League with Chelsea. But now that dream is over and Torres is going to end the season without a trophy. He is no better off than us at Liverpool, only difference is, we are a club going in the right direction. Chelsea are aging and I can not see them being a force unless Roman splashes more millions to replace the likes of Terry, Cole, Lampard, Drogba and Anelka.
Do you remember a certain Michael Owen who left Liverpool in search of the Champions League at Real Madrid? He never won it and instead Liverpool won it when he left. Who says Liverpool can not go on to win the league next season and rub it in Torres’ face!