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Liverpool FC's future isn't looking bright, insists Fernando Torres

by Richard Buxton. Published Wed 03 Aug 2011 20:37, last updated: 03/08/11

Fernando Torres believes a bleak future lies ahead for Liverpool.

The Chelsea striker has hit out at his former club six months after he moved to the Premier League runners-up and feels that their quest for silverware is destined to fall short.

Fenway Sports Group have allowed Kenny Dalglish to invest over £100million in players in a bid to restore Liverpool's position at the top table of domestic and European football.

But Torres insists that his and other significant departures, such as Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso, were triggered by an apparent lack of ambition from the Liverpool hierarchy.

“Liverpool’s future isn’t looking bright,” he told Aftonbladet.

“I always gave them a 100%, but it was a difficult situation. Even though I felt like I was a big part of the club, you have to also look after your personal ambitions.

“For me, that is winning trophies and unfortunately that doesn’t look like a possibility for them.

“It’s no coincidence that Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and myself all left Liverpool. It was always about ambitions. I played for Liverpool for a few years and had some great moments.

"But when a club like Chelsea, with bigger potential, come calling, it’s hard to say no – especially when it looked impossible to win the league for Liverpool."

Torres secured his £50million switch to Stamford Bridge at the end of the January against a backdrop of acrimony from supporters after he submitted a transfer request to Anfield chiefs as the transfer window was starting to tick down.

And the Spain international, who has scored just once following his arrival in West London, admits that he struggled to comprehend the sight of fans burning shirts bearing his name.

“I understood the supporters frustration," he added.

"But it was very difficult seeing them burn my shirt.”

Dalglish, meanwhile, remains cagey on whether Liverpool will be able to offload more players.

Milan Jovanovic is expected to finalise his switch to Anderlecht in the next 24 hours following in the footsteps of Paul Konchesky, who departed Anfield for Leicester last month.

Queens Park Rangers' interest in Joe Cole has intensified but have yet to table an offer while Hull City have revealed they are planning a permanent move for defender Daniel Ayala.

But Dalglish maintains that Liverpool's primary transfer emphasis this summer has been in recruiting players rather than clearing the deadwood currently with the ranks.

He said: "Milan's gone to Anderlecht so that's one that's moved on.

"Whether there's going to be others remains to be seen.

"Someone else will dictate that more than ourselves.

"The most important thing for us was getting people in, and we've got good people in."

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"Destined to fall short for silverware,think we just won a final.Who's future is looking bleak now Torres,you must be gutted you left. " jim, liverpool around 2 years, 5 months ago

"Rafa, the kops and liverpool players made u. but now be sure that ur pess, skill and power getting down. Pls use ur foot not ur tounge" girma, ethiopia around 2 years, 12 months ago

"funny how he is talking 6 months after leaving.if avb plays torres regularly,chlesea will be trophyless.he is not reliable" cedric, nairobi around 3 years ago

"HAHA FUNNY MAN THE LIL BENCH WARMER GONA BE WATCHIN LAKUKU ANELKA N DROGBA NEXT SEASON GOOD LOOK U DIRTY SPIK RAT OH YE AND STURRIDGE HAHAHA" SUAREZISTHEMAN, SCOUSELAND around 3 years ago

"Alonso left because Rafa said they were selling him to get money. Macherano left becuase of his wife. It wasnt their decision. Torres Sucks" Tim, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"The difference between Alonso, Mascherano and Torres is the other two left in the Hicks/Gillett era. Torres left in the good times." &rew, Overseas around 3 years ago

""But Torres insists that his and other significant departures" this is funny because Liverpool done better when Torres left. " Ashleigh, Australia around 3 years ago

"Fernando Torres the next Andriy Shevchenko?? Hahaha..." Travis, Malaysia around 3 years ago

"People don't be upset with El Nino, he's just mad that he had left and no one at anfeild missed him. I heard Agger wants to see you badly." Bill, NY around 3 years ago

""especially when it looked impossible to win the league for Liverpool." This looks like an admittance of failure on Torres's part." Bomber25, London around 3 years ago

"Why have you now lost your dignity,as well? " Paddy, Liverpool around 3 years ago

""I always gave them 100%." Now, THERE is a f--king joke! He quit playing for LFC about 18 months before he actually left. Good riddance!" Barz, York, Maine USA around 3 years ago

"What happens more; Chelsea changing managers or Torres scoring a goal? Suarez is much better! Those that betray us will always walk alone!" JoMac, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"torres is a typical spanish prick wants money all the time he will live off it for years then be a rusty bench warmer (watch chelsea pricks)" jordan, liverpool around 3 years ago

"Still have KK's picture running in front of Chelsea bench as we scored as my screen saver with the rent boy subbed on the bench about 2 cry " shardeYNWA.LFC4EVER, waterloo b4 sefton park b4 london around 3 years ago

"torres stop talkin about liverpool football club. you took yor chance and left us for chelsea. get over it now coz we have.suarez" mighty red, rochdale around 3 years ago

"Think this is a bad case of sour grapes Mr Torres, tut-tut. Ever since u left LFC have been on the up so thanks 4 the cash & good riddance!" Healsy, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"Hey! Bruno, you joined the right club - the Chelsea rent boys! Can't wait to see more of Abramovich's millions wasted as Chelsea struggle!" Stevie G, Walton, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"Will you look at that! A talking baboon!" amk, sin around 3 years ago

"Ha Ha Ha!! Torres the Chelsea flop!! Liverpool made him a star and this is how he repays the Reds! What a loser!!!" Stevie G, Walton, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"End of the day, at least some teams have won the cup!! You have not managed to buy old big ears. " Steve, Birkenhead around 3 years ago

"He has the market corner on "bright futures", played sh1t for us last autumn and even worse for Chelski. " William, Oslo around 3 years ago

"Torres you are like Prince Charles you only open to change foot" William, Oslo around 3 years ago

"John London please note that not all LFC fans are scousers! As for Torres - youve moved on get over us!" Nicky, barcelona around 3 years ago

"well said torres, take that scousers :p" john, london around 3 years ago

"Richard- Don't be so bloody ignorant, you are acting like HIM, shut it, don't slag other fans you moron, fact u live in B-head means shit!" shardeYNWA.LFC4EVER, Sefton park b4 London around 3 years ago

"Suarez is Most Valuable Player. Torres u not even close....stop complaint. We r better off without U!!!!!" Hate Torres, Singapore around 3 years ago

"At least Alonso & Mascherano have enough respect to still speak about the club in a positive manner. your just a **** Torres (**** cut ed)" Alex, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"You little Spanish prick, this just proves how shitty you are- bitching about the team that made you what you are." Abhimanyu Sridhar, India around 3 years ago

"Ha Ha you scouse bitches you can watch Torres play in the champs league closest you.ll get to it this year mwahahaha " steve, longon around 3 years ago

"Sauxboy, or is it rentboy?u+the other rent boy have big mouths which satisfy customers? s amazed u can talk with your mouths full !!!!!!!!!!" shardeYNWA.LFC4EVER, London around 3 years ago

"gave a 100% more like 10 especially in your last season" kopkat, belfast around 3 years ago

"Nando stop being the the child and throwing the dummy out of the pram you only went for the money.Get a grip and try and start scoring again" kopitreg, belfast,northren ireland around 3 years ago

"It is difficuilt to accept that you made the leap from a ailing ship just as it was saved, and leapt into fire! Be a man, you got it wrong!" LFClad, UK around 3 years ago

"Londoners, go support another team you cockney Liverpool supporters are an embarresment to our club. " Richard, Birkenhead around 3 years ago

"Senor Torres, capullo" dean, barry around 3 years ago

"typical modern footballer, personal gain ahead of team..only the club, who pays the wages, should decide when a player leaves his contract.." ikcl, ireland around 3 years ago

"i didnt know chelsea won the league last year" karim, essex around 3 years ago

"he's right though!!!" scott, yorkshire around 3 years ago

"torres was a big part of lfc. now he a small part in a squad with big egoes now hes complains o well he had it all at lfc well its tough" chris, norfolk around 3 years ago

"So, he's saying the previous owners were idiots and the previous manager lacked ambition? We knew that too. That's why they're gone now." red2death, red2death around 3 years ago

"hahahaha torres u are pathetic y are u still talkin about lfc? u should concentrate on scoring goals.. u will never be champions of europe" birmzscouser, birmingham around 3 years ago

"Torres you proformed well for liverpool? your terrible. you will not win another piece of silverware, the world cup was your first and last" chris, teignmouth around 3 years ago

"Disgraceful& bitter. Alonso never wanted to leave and Masch was a mercenary just like Tevez. We just need a lb/st/cb and we're good to go." Dan, Dublin around 3 years ago

"It's especially rich because Torres averages one goal per manager ;)" Dom, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"Torres doesn't understand iy was the way he left,only way he'll score now is long range sniping from london" ajas49, rochdale around 3 years ago

"Proves that he is a proper Chelsea player by showing no class. Chelsea are the team going nowhere Nando" Shane, Cork around 3 years ago

"LFC are better off without you! Your already on your 2nd manager at chelsea , a few losses and you will have another one you mug!" Steveo, London around 3 years ago

"Try scoring for Chelsea first before you mouth off. At Shevchenko scored more often than you have for Chelsea" Al, Barceloa around 3 years ago

"ur a twat torres,just cant keep it shut can u.hope u keep up the good form from last season" tom, n.ireland around 3 years ago

"Since when you became an expert. If you were that good, you wouldnt be a bench warmer. so hush you moron and dress warm for winter lol idiot" CalifornianRobert, USA around 3 years ago

"Go bury yourself Torres. You look so pathetic in that wanna be "big club". Bet you are sorry you left, but its 2 late now torres. " CalifornianRobert, USA around 3 years ago

"Torres have you noticed something? Everytime you open your mouth you put your foot in it. Life good at small club u joined? haha doubt it" CalifornianRobert, USA around 3 years ago

"our future came to brightness wen u left !! so shut up" abdu, london around 3 years ago

"How disappointing. Despite it all I thought he was better than that. I'd also not put words in masch and alnonsos mouths either, fernando. s" Scott, London around 3 years ago

"Here's hoping all the DEADWOOD Stays in Liverpool and the Club spirals into the oblivian of the lower leagues..." Sauxboy, Gods Country around 3 years ago

"Who's this Torres guy? " Bill, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"I always gave them a 100% - watch the videos judas and then watch Suarez, thats 100%. " Brian, Wales around 3 years ago

"Talk about diiging your own grave. He is noe persona non gratia at LFC. Hero to tw*t in one easy step." BootleBob, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"how about u shut the F*** up and try and the play the game cos atm u cant score from 2 meters infront of goal , get that d*ck out ur mouth " andrew, aus around 3 years ago

"cheecky prick alwas gave us 100% my foot u couldent care less if u played well or not and u say r future is not lukin bright sez u mr 1 goal" asbo, brighton around 3 years ago

"He says he always gave 100% in every game? Well what a bloody lie that turns out to be! Even cameras had him strolling about doing nothing!" Blindside, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"I don't understand shirt burning either, it's not the middle east for crying out loud. Fernando you're a star but we're going on up now!" flyingkuyt, london around 3 years ago

"But when a small club like Chelsea with bigger weekly wages, come calling, it’s hard to say no " chris, stoke around 3 years ago

"What a div..... Torres, concentrate on your body language before talking about us, you made you bed, go an lie in it you div...C'mon redmen" Kev, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey around 3 years ago

"I cant wait to see Agger level you again..." Daniel, Florida around 3 years ago

"If i were you i will rather do more scoring and less talking. Concentrate on chelski and maybe you can help them. u walking alone now paddy" Kopite, USA around 3 years ago

"you fucking scum torres how can a player say that has javier (mashcherano) or xabi (alonso said it no they aint xabi said were going foward " nathan, colwyn bay around 3 years ago

"Has not be in top form for years. He's still good but not $50 mil good. Glad to get the funds to reinvest for the future, bright or not." Mel, USA around 3 years ago

"What a div..... Torres, concentrate on your body language before talking about us, you made you bed, go an lie in it you div...C'mon redmev" Kev, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey around 3 years ago

"He doesnt need to score 20 goals to make statements. He believe Liverpool arent ready for Trophies period." William, london around 3 years ago

"Torres saying he always gave 100% may be the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. He sure had a weird way of showing it." Dan, New Jersey around 3 years ago

"torres u will be eating your words at the end of next season when pool have the title while chelski lay in 2nd" lfcwarrior , torres' burnt shirt around 3 years ago

"More sour graped from yesterdays man. Come back when you've won something with your new 'big' team." Phil, Widnes around 3 years ago

"Chelsea have about as good a chance as Liverpool do at winnin the league. only coincidence to Torres leaving was the paycheque chealsea gave" matt, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"You WERE a good striker, when you were at liverpool , you were average before and now you are average again, gerrard and alonso made you!!!" Daniel, Cumbria around 3 years ago

"Liverpools future is a lot brighter than yours el runaway. About trophy's? No,no about el monies, se You be playing back in Spain soon." raga, gaga around 3 years ago

"Nando.. worry about your 2 goals in 20 games. We moved on you should do the same. " Mike, Dallas, TX around 3 years ago

"lol. Liverpools future is a lot brighter than yours el runaway. bout trophy's? no no about el monies, se? You be playing back in Spain soon." raga, gaga around 3 years ago

"Wow, torres you little rat. 100% my foot, shame he wore the number 9. going to Chelsea wont help your trophy chances you prat." brodie, Preston around 3 years ago

"Torres your dummy has fell out of your pram, do you want it back ?" Carl Smith, Birkenhead around 3 years ago

"lol. liverpools future is a lot brighter than yours el runaway. bout trophys? no no about el monies, se? you be playing back in spain very v" raga, gaga around 3 years ago

"I hope this turns out to be one of those lost in translation moments. Torres has already made enough comments about LFC since his deparu" Dom, Leeds around 3 years ago

"“I always gave them a 100%, but it was a difficult situation" - What a crock - 100% of nothing is nothing - jog on you spanish muppet." TC, Berks around 3 years ago

"Disappointed with your comments Nando seeing as you still didnt win anything with Chelsea !!!!!!!!!!!!" Les Armstrong, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"Really? You always gave 100%? pull the other one lad, it's got bells on." Myles, Here around 3 years ago

"Fernando who!!" Mick Thomas, Liverpool around 3 years ago

"tbh does any1 really care what torres thinks about liverpoo. Torres i beg you move on " john , pecknarm around 3 years ago

"That\'s rich coming from you, Mr Torres. You haven't been the same since you left. Make the same statement when you score over 20 goals ag" Matt, Nottingham around 3 years ago

 
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