Fernando Torres “can’t wait” for LFC Legends Match

Fernando Torres "can't wait" for LFC Legends Match

Fernando Torres "can't wait" for LFC Legends Match

Spanish striker Fernando Torres has spoken of his delight at finally attending an LFC Legends Match, and can't wait to link up with former Captain Steven Gerrard.

Saturday's Legends Match at Anfield will be special for many reasons, but for Fernando Torres, the chance to grace the Anfield turf one more time has been a long time coming.

Torres last played at Anfield on the 26th of January 2011, as Liverpool beat Fulham 1 - 0 in the league.  Little did fans realise that just 3 days later, Torres would join Chelsea for a then British record fee of £50million.  Liverpool fans were heartbroken, and Torres later admitted that the move was a mistake.

Now, 13 years later, Torres finally has the chance to pull on the famous Red shirt one more time and enjoy the adulation of the Anfield crowd.

Speaking exclusively to the Official Liverpool FC Website, Torres revealed that he has wanted to play in previous Legends matches, only for existing commitments to get in the way,

"Honestly, I can't wait.  It's been a long time and I'm really looking forward to it."

"I'm really looking forward to going back to the city and the stadium and meet the supporters and see many of my old teammates and remember old times, happy times. I can't wait to wear the Liverpool shirt again in front of the Kop. A lot of memories, so I'm looking forward to it."

"I've been lucky enough to be invited many times from the foundation to play that match. But for different reasons, I couldn't go. And now that I'm coaching, it's more difficult to find gaps in the calendar to be able to go. I could manage to go this time."

"It's a great job the LFC Foundation are doing to help many people. That's the main reason to go – to help. And for me to play back at Anfield is also very special. A lot of memories, probably for my best years playing football. It's a special place, so I can't wait to go there."

'Special Anfield' and Gerrard connection

When asked about Anfield, Torres replied that it holds special memories for him, and he can't wait to see the crowd,

"I'm sure Anfield has changed, the shape, but the heart is the same. I'm sure the connection from the fans to the team is the same. It's a special place, special people."

"It doesn't matter how much Anfield can change but I'm sure the feeling, the spirit is still the same, or even bigger because the club has been doing great. I'm sure everyone's really enjoying Anfield like always."

Torres is also looking forward to playing alongside former Captain Steven Gerrard, with whom he developed a special connection whilst playing at Anfield,

"To play with Stevie was special for me. He changed my game, he made me a better player. It was an absolute joy to play alongside him and I've missed playing with him every single day since we didn't play together."

"Let's see if we still have that connection. I'm sure we will. But I don't know how many times I can run into the space right now! It's up to him! He has this special pass, so I'll try my best. To play with Stevie at Anfield is even more special."

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