Anfield side try to bring Spaniard back from Stamford Bridge nightmare.
Torres feeling blue again ahead of Juve clash… as it emerges Liverpool considered shock summer reunion
After storming down the tunnel at Loftus Road on Saturday, Fernando Torres found little to smile about at Chelsea’s training ground on Monday.
The £50million striker is retreating into his shell again, making his displeasure known after he was substituted nine minutes from time against QPR.
Torres expects to start against Juventus on Wednesday night as Chelsea begin the defence of the Champions League, but his confusing body language is cause for concern.
Had Damien Comolli, Liverpool’s former director of footballer strategy, got his way it could easily have happened after he explored the extraordinary possibility of re-signing the striker.
In February this year, Comolli was stunned when a prominent member of the Liverpool dressing room knocked on the door to his office and pleaded with him to investigate the proposition.
So Comolli was excited about the prospect of re-signing Torres, but it was a transfer fraught with difficulties.
He expected the fee to be prohibitive and that Roman Abramovich would be an unwilling seller.
Comolli did not get the chance to pursue it, after he was fired without warning by Werner and Henry on April 12 this year, two days before the FA Cup semi-final with Everton.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
It’s probably safe to say that any attempt to once again lure the 28 year old Spaniard back to Merseyside is off the table. Liverpool’s American owners have seemingly made it clear they are not ready to pump in the sums of money they handed to Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers has already found himself short of funds as he looks to correct the mistakes his Scottish predecessor made.
Torres appeared to be back on track with Premier League goals against Reading and Newcastle United but he has cut a forlorn figure in recent weeks, firstly during the Super Cup Final defeat against Atletico Madrid and then at Loftus Road where he was woefully unproductive.
Chelsea spent a British transfer record £50m to bring Torres to West London, a move that looks as much of a mistake as the £35m Liverpool invested in Andy Carroll.
Torres has managed 15 goals from 73 appearances and may find his place under threat come January if he has not got his goal-scoring boots well and truly back on by the time the transfer window re-opens. Roberto Di Matteo may feel the need to hand youngster Daniel Sturridge a more prominent role if his big money striker can’t get into gear.
Liverpool are of course themselves short of striking options with just Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini as Rodgers recognised striking options. The new Anfield boss must also wait until January to add to his complement but it’s safe to say he will not be targeting Torres in the manner Damien Comolli was earlier this year.
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