After watching his home-town club win their second Europa League Trophy in two years, former Liverpool striker, Fernando Torres must be regretting his decision to ever leave Spain.
The player, disillusioned by years of failure at Athletico Madrid, where he was made Captain in his teens, moved to Liverpool, England in 2007 for £26 million.
He hoped for instant glory with Liverpool under Rafa Benitez when the Reds were in the hunt for the Champion’s League and the Premier League.
However, he failed to gain any silverware in his time at Anfield, througfh no fault of his own, when he scored 46 goals in 56 appearances for the Reds, again, without a trophy.
Once Xabi Alonso, Mascherano and later Rafa Benitez all left Liverpool, Torres in his pursuit of glory signed up with Abramovic at Chelsea in a £50 million transfer in January 2011.
Meanwhile, his home club went about winning the Europa League by beating Liverpool, minus an injured Torres & then Fulham in the 2010 Final with his replacement Diego Forlan scoring in the semi against Liverpool when he was injured & the final itself.
With Torres poor form in front of goal at Chelsea since he joined them, (8 goals so far I think), he must be agonising over his choice to leave Madrid in the first place.
True, he now has an FA Cup medal in his locker, silverware at last, but he never got on the pitch in the final.
And after Chelsea’s drubbing at the hands of Liverpool on Tuesday night, in which he hit the crossbar but his team lost 4-1, he must be regretting his decision to leave Liverpool aswell.
Finally, with his boyhood club winning the Europa Cup again thanks to goals by Falcao (2) and Diego, Torres must be cursing his luck in his adopted England.
If selected, he might score in the Champion’s League against Bayern Munich later this month, if selected.
Hard luck Nando, former Red, you made several bad career decisions, but you will get no sympathy from Liverpool fans!