Watch: Fernando Torres’ best Liverpool goals, 10 years on from day he joined


Ten years ago today, Liverpool completed one of their best Premier League signings as Fernando Torres joined from Atletico Madrid.

Torres had earned a reputation as one of the best strikers in Europe in La Liga, and Liverpool broke their transfer record by paying £20million to land the Spaniard.

Handed the No.9 shirt vacated since the departure of Reds legend Robbie Fowler, there was plenty of pressure on Torres to perform.

A year later, El Nino had become the first player since Fowler in 1996-97 to break the 30-goal barrier in a single season.

Torres’ four-year spell at Anfield ended in acrimony when he moved to Chelsea, who at that time were one of Liverpool’s biggest rivals, but we shouldn’t forget what a thrilling striker he was in his Reds pomp.

The compilation below demonstrates just what a devastating goalscorer he could be, featuring brilliant goals against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter.

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