As speculation rages about a possible Stamford Bridge exit for the Spanish international, here are some very good reasons why an Anfield return is not such a bad idea after all.
Liverpool need a striker. Chelsea need to trim their attacking options and don’t appear to value Fernando Torres. The Spaniard needs to get his career back on track. It doesn’t take a genius to add these factors together and surmise that perhaps a move back to Anfield may be suits all parties, so why not?
Whilst there is no denying that the 27 year old striker left in contentious circumstances, fled speedily and left the Merseyside club high and dry so close to the end of a transfer window when the club were in dire straits. But there are two sides to every story and maybe now it’s time to let bygones be bygones and consider if a move to bring the sharp-shooter back to the club he served with distinction for three and a half years.
Someone once said ‘there’s no room for sentiment in football’ and that old adage is perhaps very fitting. Here are five reasons why a return to Anfield should be considered by Kenny Dalglish and co.
1. Liverpool need another, effective, attacking option.
We could talk at length about Andy Carroll being a victim of his price tag and needing time to ‘bed-in’ at Liverpool but that’s all in many ways irrelevant. Liverpool need another striker. 18 goals in 15 matches is simply not good enough for a club with top four aspirations.
Luis Suarez ploughs a lone furrow and is currently the only striker at the club who knows where the back of the net is. Look at the teams that are vying with Kenny Dalglish’s side for a seat at the coveted Champions League table. The five clubs ahead of Liverpool in the table are scoring goals for fun, the lowest scorers among them are Tottenham but they’ve still managed 30 goals, and that’s in one less game.
Whichever way you look at it another option is needed, take sentiment out of the equation and why not make a move for Fernando Torres?