Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is closing in on a transfer to reigning FA Cup and League Cup winners Liverpool after snubbing Manchester United. The Uruguayan international is expected to sign for Liverpool in the coming days after they agreed a deal worth €100m for him, add-ons inclusive.
Incoming Liverpool signing Nunez is seen as the heir to Luis Suarez in Uruguay. Age is no longer on the side of Atletico Madrid striker Suarez at 35 and Nunez has shown that he’s ready to take his place as the go-to man for the Uruguayan national team. He has a lot of work to do to live up to the record of Suarez who has 66 goals in 132 games for Uruguay.
Fernando Torres has named just one player from his time at Chelsea in his ultimate XI, while he picked more players from his other clubs namely Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.
Spanish striker Torres came through the ranks at boyhood club Atletico Madrid before he signed for Premier League heavyweights Liverpool in the summer of 2008. Torres spent three-and-a-half years at Anfield before he made a controversial transfer to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Retired England international Rio Ferdinand has revealed why NemanjaVidic struggled a lot whenever he faced Fernando Torres in the Premier League especially. Ferdinand talked about Torres and Vidic while he was on The Beautiful Game podcast.
When asked about Fernando Torres and how he always got the better of his centre back partner at Manchester United, Ferdinand said the Spanish striker built a style of play that caused Serbian defender Vidic a lot of problems. According to Ferdinand, Fernando Torres was one of the few opposition players who caused Vidic issues during his time at the Theatre of Dreams.
Manchester United legend NemanjaVidic has left Fernando Torres out of his list of the best strikers he faced in the Premier League. Vidic talked about the strikers who gave him problems as a defender in an interview with Andy Mitten of English publication The Athletic.
Ex-Manchester United centre back Vidic mentioned Peter Crouch, Luis Suarez, Didier Drogba and Sergio Aguero as the strikers who caused him a lot of headaches on the Premier League scene.Fernando Torres didn’t get a mention despite being a thorn in the flesh of Vidicwhenever Liverpool and Manchester United battle each other.
Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch is certain that Mohamed Salah is underappreciated at the club despite his contributions since joining from Italian Serie A side AS Roma. Crouch made this known in a chat with the Daily Mail. According to him, Egyptian international Salah is not held in the same regard as Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez despite having a better record in front of goal.
Ex-England national team striker Crouch is adamant that Liverpool fansneed to appreciate Salah more for what he has done for the club and that he deserves to hold the same status as Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres. Torres and Suarez didn’t manage to win a major trophy during their time at Anfield. While Suarez is still an important player at La Liga holders Atletico Madrid, Torres called time to his football career two years ago.
Los Angeles FC (LAFC) striker Diego Rossi has grown to be one of the best players in the MLS (Major League Soccer) at the age of just 23 and he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
Merseyside giants Everton are keen on a move for Rossi and he could link up with manager Rafael Benitez if he moves to the Premier League. Benitez could do a very good job with aforementioned Rossi like what was obtainable with compatriot Fernando Torres during their time together at Liverpool.
Jamie Carragher has revealed that he didn’t expectFernando Torresto have an immediate impact on Merseyside when the Spaniard joined Liverpool from Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. Jamie Carragher talked about Fernando Torres and his instant impact in the Reds shirt in an interview monitored by the Liverpool Echo.
Carraghersaid the Liverpoolplayers didn’t expectFernando Torres to hit the ground running andthey were surprised that the Spaniard didn’t take time to settle into a new league. Fernando Torres was able to establish himself as one of the best strikers in world football at the end of his first season as a Liverpool player.
Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres made his biggest contribution for the Spanish national team when he scored the only goal of the game against Germany in the final of the 2008 European Championships also known as Euro 2008.
The goal from Fernando Torres helped Spain to a 1-0 win over the Germans in that Euro 2008 final thereby ending 44 years of hurt and wait for the Spanish fans.
Chelsea will face Real Madrid over the two legs in the Champions League semi-finals over the next one week to determine who goes through to the final next month. The first leg is in Madrid on Tuesday night before the return leg is played at Stamford Bridge next week Wednesday.
The Blues have come a long way in this season’s competition and that could be attributed to German tactician Thomas Tuchel though one would never know if the club would be in the same situation had Frank Lampard stayed on as manager. Club legend Lampard was sacked and Tuchel was appointed in his place.
In-form Bursaspor striker Ali Akman has revealed that Fernando Torres is one of his football idols. The young attacker said he looks up to Fernando Torres and three others in the March edition of the Turkish Football Federation Magazine. Akman also mentioned Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, Inter Milan hitman Lautaro Martinez and Liverpool player Roberto Firmino apart from Fernando Torres. On Firmino, Akman said that he likes his playing style and how he doesn’t really play as a number nine. According to him, Firmino plays like a 10 and not a forward before adding that he’s learning from his style of play.