The financial crisis has certainly not left the Premier League immune, with several clubs affected by the current global meltdown. Liverpool’s future remains far from certain, especially with the amount of debt that their American owners have, and rumours are rife that some of their prize assets will have to be sold to cover the deficit.
However, The Guardian reports that Fernando Torres isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. The Liverpool number nine has scotched rumours that he’ll be leaving Anfield in the near future, although it’s unclear whether Nando has seen the latest balance sheet that Messrs Gillett and Hicks are sweating over.
“I have no plans to go anywhere, not back to Spain, not to Italy, not to another English club. I read a lot of things [about Chelsea in the summer] but I was at the European Championships and I did not want any distractions. I don’t know if they spoke with the club or with my agent. But in any case even if there was something in it nothing was ever going to make me abandon Liverpool.”
It must be fantastic for Liverpool fans to have a star player that is so loyal to the cause. However, could his loyalty be tested if the American owners don’t get an extension to pay off their £350 million debt and the squad will have to be decimated as a result? Torres has been a revelation ever since he signed for the Merseyside club, and many supporters are pinning their hopes on him bringing home their first ever Premier League title.