Former Premier League player Fernando Torres has placed his allegiances with Liverpool over Chelsea ahead of the Champions League return.
Torres spent four years at Liverpool before a January transfer deadline day move to Chelsea in 2011. He had been one of the best strikers during his time at Anfield, but he struggled to replicate his form at the London club.
Though he did win FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League while at Stamford Bridge, many now see it as a wrong move. It appears Torres may agree with that assessment, as he made it clear which club he sides with.
He took part in a This or That challenge for the official TikTok page for the Champions League. He was asked to shoot a ball into one side of a goal as he answered the questions.
The first question was who was better between Lionel Messi anf Cristiano Ronaldo. Torres shot the ball into the bottom right corner to choose Messi, who won the World Cup with Argentina.
Torres shot the ball into the left corner to signal his preference for Haaland over Kylian Mbappe. He also chose Luis Suarez over Robert Lewandowski, though he left before the Uruguayan star arrived on Merseyside.
The former striker then began to show preference for Liverpool over Chelsea, also choosing Anfield instead of Stamford Bridge.
He also opted to select legendary Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard over Frank Lampard, the Blues’ all-time record scorer.
Torres has frequently made his love for Liverpool clear, despite his exit. Three years ago, he conceded to holding regrets over the way he left the Reds for Chelsea.
“One of the regrets I have is the way I left the club. With time, I think I could explain the reasons. I’m really happy that every time I go anywhere in the world, I see Liverpool fans and they come to me and thank me for my time here,” he told Liverpool’s club website.
“It should be the opposite way. I always thank them for the way they made me feel when I was here, and even now. I’m really proud to say I will support Liverpool forever, it doesn’t matter what happened.
“Even when things between us were not at their best, I felt that I needed to support Liverpool. The city, fans and club will always be in my heart because it’s the way I feel and I cannot change that.”