Fernando Torres will return to Anfield for the first time since departing the club for Chelsea in 2011 as Liverpool legends face Barca legends in March. Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea in January 2011 for a reported £50 million.
Torres, 37, scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the club, and will represent Liverpool for the first time since 2011.
The match is expected to raise donations for the Liverpool foundation. The foundation helps children and young people around the world. Some of the proceedings from the match will also be donated to Barca foundation.
Torres will be joined on the Anfield turf by the likes of Fabio Aurelio, Patrik Berger, Jose Enrique and Luis Garcia, with Patrick Kluivert and Javier Saviola among the players confirmed as part of the opposition.
Scoring again at a stadium where he shined so brightly is, naturally, a top target for Torres. On receiving the offer to play at Anfield, the World Cup winner said it would be an honour to wear the famous red Jersey again. He admitted that he has received some offers from the club in the past, but he couldn’t honour them since he was still active in football. The recently retired player is excited about the prospect of playing in front of the Kops once again.
The former Atletico Madrid Captain played in an all-star charity game in Anfield un 2015 and the player used the occasion as a redemptive occasion for his relationship with the Red fans.
Torres departed Liverpool for Chelsea. He couldn’t reproduce the magic he constantly displayed at Anfield in Stamford Bridge as he failed to live up to expectations. He endured an inconsistency stint with the Blues. But Torres did add silverware to his collection. He won the Champion league in 2012, and the Blue fans will remember him for his goal at camp Nou, sending them to the final against Bayern Munich.