Liverpool was not giving me what they promised: TorresBy ANI
Sunday, February 6, 2011
LONDON - Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has claimed that his desire to leave Liverpool was motivated by the club breaking promises made to him about investment in the team.
Torres joined Chelsea for 50 million pounds on transfer deadline day, and is hoping to start against his former club at Stamford Bridge today.
He had claimed that he would not play for another club in England, but changed his mind when Liverpool failed to recruit the players that would have allowed them to compete for trophies.
“I said that at that moment, I didn’t think I would play for another club because at that moment Liverpool were giving me what they promised, but not now,” the Telegraph quoted Torres, as saying.
“I think the old owners were trying to sell the club for too long and during that time the team was being weakened because we were not focusing on the team,” he added.
The 26-year-old further hopes that he can recover his best form for his new club, admitting that he had been underperforming for some time at Anfield.I didn’t have a pre-season and that affects you not just physically, but mentally. There were too many things to think about, too many promises, too many false hopes, but I am responsible for my form,” Torres said.
“The only thing I have to do is play football and I accept that my performances were not the best, I realise that,” he added. (ANI)