5 February 2011

If you didn't leave planet earth last week you should heard the big news/drama where Liverpool former number 9 Fernando 'El Nino' Torres handed a transfer request for a move to Chelsea, yes of all clubs. Things had been great for the Reds with Kenny Dalglish taking over from Woy earlier last month and completely transformed Liverpool from a mid-table team to a 4 games wining streak teams gunning for top 4 finish in just 3 days. What's more with the owners showing intent with the capture of Luis Suarez from Ajax, everybody thought good times are ahead for the club. And the Chelsea offered a bid for Torres which the club rejected only for the player himself writing a transfer request.

The rest as you know is history. Chelsea completed a £50 million transfer dateline day capture of Torres while Liverpool managed to sneak in Andy Caroll from Newcastle for a club record of £35 million. So we lost one potentially unhappy and under-performing 27 year old striker for 2 young and exciting strikers. Not a bad piece of business at all. Already so-called Liverpool fans were tearing and burning Torres' jersey outside the club while the former hero turned villain defending his move to a rival club saying he cannot wait anymore at Liverpool to fulfill his ambition of winning trophies at 'big club' like Chelsea. Tonight though it was his destiny to show a meek display at his club debut against Liverpool and subbed after 65 minutes without a single attempt on goal. 3 minutes later £11 million Raul Meireles scored the winner making it 4 in a row for the real big club to move up to sixth in the table for a fighting chance for Champions League qualification. Perhaps Fernando Torres can go home tonight content and count his money but 10, 20 years from now he will definitely regret turning his back to the club and fans who had supported him through thick and thin, bounced with joy when he performed and defended him to the hilt when he didn't. He who betrays will walk alone.