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.
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.
Recreating magic is hard. That is why magicians love doing things on their own terms.
Even in the real world, magicians masquerading as “experts” are everywhere. They self-praise when their predictions randomly hit their mark and look for long explanations when charts go south.
Same thing happens in football. Every team hypes their youngsters and disowns them once they fail to fulfil their potentials. Most times, teams simply hire capable legs but like with everything, nothing is certain.
Salah’s goal against Southampton was a milestone for the Egyptian forward as he became the fastest Liverpool forward to notch 50 Premier League. The Egyptian had been stuck on 49 since February having endured a long scoring drought.
However, his individual effort at Southampton saw him overtake Spanish forward Fernando Torres in the record books. Torres was an exceptional forward during his time at Anfield and took just 72 games to score 50 EPL goals for the Reds.
Salah has taken three fewer games to reach the milestone making it 50goals in 69 games for the Reds which is roughly almost a goal per game. This milestone was not expected by many when the Egyptian signed for the club last summer.
Many felt that the 26-year-old was overpriced and would struggle to perform in the EPL after his initial stint at Chelsea. However, Salah has been able to form a good partnership with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to good effect.
Last season the Egyptian scored 32 goals in his debut season and has added 18 already this season making his transfer look like a coup for Jurgen Klopp’s team. The Egyptian has been key this season as the Reds look to break their EPL drought and currently lead the League ahead of Manchester City who have a game in hand.
Liverpool also have a foot in the Champions League as they were able to secure a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their quarter-final tie with Porto. If Salah can continue to deliver for the Reds and they achieve league success his stay at the club would be considered a bigger success than Torres.
The Egyptian would be preparing for the visit of former club Chelsea on Sunday as Liverpool look to continue their good run.
French forward Antoine Griezmann made history on Saturday in Atletico Madrid away victory at Rayo Vallecano. The 27-year-old notched the winner in the 1-0 victory thereby overtaking club legend Fernando Torres in the all-time scoring list.
Griezmann had drawn level with the Spanish striker in the Madrid derby when he scored from the penalty spot in the 3-1 defeat. The French ace now has 130 goals for Atletico Madrid which is a remarkable feat for the 27-year-old.
Simeone has converted an exciting winger signed from Real Sociedad in 2014 to a complete forward capable of leading the line or playing in a front two. Within this period of time, the Frenchman has finished third in the FIFA BalonD’ Or award.
His strike at Vallecano moved the Atletico to second place on the League table above Real Madrid who suffered a shock defeat at home to Girona. The result also puts the club seven points behind league leaders Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title. Griezmann has proven to be vital to Simeoneplans and has a remarkable history of staying injury free
Griezmann leads the table of players whose goals has won the most points for their team, the World Cup-winning star has won 13 points for Atletico Madrid this season. He has also scored the only goal in the last three wins for the Madrid outfit.
The Frenchman is six goals behind the next player on the top scorer list Jose Eulogio Garate on 136 which he should meet before the end of the season. However, he is some way behind the top scorer on the list former Spain coach Luis Aragones who leads the table on 172 goals.
Griezmann signed a long-term deal with Atletico at the start of the season and the club would be hopeful that he breaks the record in the coming years. Atletico Madrid host Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday and the Frenchman would be expected to have an impact on the game.
Former Liverpool player Fernando Torres believes that his former club is the favorites to win the title. He said that Jurgen Klopp has turned this side into a genuine title contender and that there is no doubt that they can go all the way. He said that they are undefeated since the start of the season and this shows the ability of this team.
He believes that the match against Manchester City will be important and that the winner of this game will have a psychological advantage over their rival. He said that Liverpool has been consistent throughout the season and that it is important that they continue like this if they want to win the title.
He said that Klopp has instilled so much belief in the team and that they are not afraid of anyone. He said that the Anfield side has been progressing continuously since the German manager took over and that they are now in a great position to win the title. He said that they were outstanding last year in the Champions League and managed to reach the final of the competition.
Fernando Torres said that Liverpool is playing exciting football and that it is not only good to watch but also very effective. He said that opposing teams find it difficult to defend against Liverpool’s front three and that is the strength of the team.
He said that Klopp is also a great tactician and that he knows when to make changes to his team in order to help them win games. He said that they are in a good position in the league and that if they remain consistent there is no doubt that they will be able to clinch the title. He said that this will be a wonderful moment for the fans as they have been waiting for that for a long time.
Fernando Torres wishes Liverpool and not Chelsea to go on to become the champions of the English top tier this season. Torres featured for Liverpool and Chelsea at the peak of his career from 2007 to 2015 and enjoyed a great time at the two clubs.
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, the player has confirmed. The 34-year-old has only made three leagues beginning of this season and has scored two goals in 20 league shows for second-placed Atletico. This he did after signing a one-year extension contract around 12 months ago.
Former Spain international Fernando Torres has scored his first goal for Japanese club Sagan Tosu and set up another two goals. Torres has failed to score in his previous seven matches ever since coming to Japan.
Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres says he would not stop fighting for a spot at the club. He says after putting in serious effort to get a stable shirt in the team, he would not throw in the towel now.
The former Chelsea player admits that he knows any game he plays could be his last at Atletico but that he takes each game one after the other. Torres, in an interview with AS, said he was not gifted anything since he arrived at his boyhood club.