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I can see him getting a lot of stick in the future.

Some football fans believe the game is about running around like headless chickens. Thus they are quick to resort to blaming commitment or determination once their team loses, instead of things that win you football matches at this level. Torres is a classy player and (unfortunately) they rarely waste their energy running around because they simply don't need to. He'll certainly get much flack for that in the future.

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I can see him getting a lot of stick in the future.

Some football fans believe the game is about running around like headless chickens. Thus they are quick to resort to blaming commitment or determination once their team loses, instead of things that win you football matches at this level. Torres is a classy player and (unfortunately) they rarely waste their energy running around because they simply don't need to. He'll certainly get much flack for that in the future.

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You heard over and over again in Liverpool about Torres' unwillingness to work. Strange, when he was banging the goals, you didn't hear too much about his work rate.

He was taught to play football in Spain. Unlike the English mentality, they don't rate you because you huff and puff a lot. No one's impressed with that. And who's to say they're wrong? As current world and euro champs, they have, collectively, the greatest generation of Spanish players.

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You heard over and over again in Liverpool about Torres' unwillingness to work. Strange, when he was banging the goals, you didn't hear too much about his work rate.

He was taught to play football in Spain. Unlike the English mentality, they don't rate you because you huff and puff a lot. No one's impressed with that. And who's to say they're wrong? As current world and euro champs, they have, collectively, the greatest generation of Spanish players.

Running like a headless chicken = work rate = effort = goals in the mind of many.

Typical Torres game against Aston Villa last season. Played 90+ minutes, wasn't a real threat, 90+ minute, Benny squeezes the ball into him, he runs onto it, clinical finish, win 1-0.

When will Benny be back?

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Torres WILL score, and his goals will be sublime! Let's just hope he's left his recent attitude at Anfeild!

You heard over and over again in Liverpool about Torres' unwillingness to work. Strange, when he was banging the goals, you didn't hear too much about his work rate.

He was taught to play football in Spain. Unlike the English mentality, they don't rate you because you huff and puff a lot. No one's impressed with that. And who's to say they're wrong? As current world and euro champs, they have, collectively, the greatest generation of Spanish players.

He played very little in Spains World Cup!......Bit of a worry actually! So many scousers claiming his past 12/18 months have been dire????????

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He had an awful world cup because he had knee surgery in April and was playing Switzerland in June. Kaka had a similar knee surgery after the world cup and took 4 months to get back into the Real Madrid side. So do the math. Torres also had surgery on the same in January. He doesn't talk about it, but I bet part of the disillusionment with Liverpool was the way they handled his injuries which basically ruined his world cup on a personal level. I don't think he was ever fully fit last season but Liverpool's backup striker at the time was David Ngog. Benetiz preferred a less than 100% fit Torres. Ngog was starting when Hodgson was there but Dalglish has since dropped him.

And for all the talk about him not performing the last 18 months, his best season strike rate was in 2009/2010, 18 goals in 22 league games (20 starts). Would you take that kind of production from Torres right now? I would.

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Torres WILL score, and his goals will be sublime! Let's just hope he's left his recent attitude at Anfeild!

He played very little in Spains World Cup!......Bit of a worry actually! So many scousers claiming his past 12/18 months have been dire????????

Scousers were complaining when he was out hurt and wanting to know when he'd be back. Don't remember hearing anybody saying "let's keep him out a little longer so he can actually get healthy". There was no long term vision. Knee surgery in Jan then again in April. Rumors that Torres was very unhappy with the way LFC handled his injuries with H&G wanting him back out ASAP. He kept playing until CL finish wasn't possible. Supposedly Rafa wanted to give him a little more time so he would be healthy for the WC once CL qualification was out.

The second half of last season was a disaster for LFC and all the players.

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Another mediocre footballer in a pathetic attempt to whore himself to the Kop.

Agger vents his anger at Torres for 'unacceptable' move

And they love him because 1) Roy didn't like him and he was banished to the bench even though part of it was due to another injury; and 2) Kenny seems to love him so anybody Kenny loves, the Kop love.

I've quit reading the media crap this week because it's been more nonsense than usual. The only way Torres was going to get anything other than negative press was if he scored a hattrick and Chelsea won. Since neither happened the media has been in a feeding frenzy.

I hope Torres gets going and scores a goal. The longer he goes without scoring (and I realize it's only been 1 game which is so ridiculous) the more the media will spin negative crap day in day out. I hope Ancelloti figures out how to get the best of Torres, Drogba, and Anelka if he persists in using them all together.

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Steven Gerrard in an interview which he states:

"They didn’t want to sell Fernando. They spent the last few weeks trying to keep him. But when a player makes his mind up, you can’t stand in his way."

I'm harping on the timing point because you hear so many Liverpool fans moaning on about Torres putting in the transfer request ONLY THREE DAYS before the deadline, what a bastard he is, etc. The transfer request was the mere formality. Torres has said that he was upfront with Liverpool about wanting to go and how he kept quiet at the club's request. Well Gerrard's confirm that. Why would the club spend weeks trying to keep Torres if he hadn't made it clear he wanted to go?

And seriously, do Liverpool fans truly believe 50M transfer deals start and finish within 3 days? Or that Andy Carroll's deal sprung up on Sunday evening and concluded on Monday afternoon? The clubs had been talking, the wheels were in motion for awhile and just because the clubs do not publicize it doesn't mean it's not taking place. Good example is that we've since learnt that Chelsea did indeed bid for Torres last summer and that was kept quiet for half a year.

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