Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sensational Torres

Fernando José Torres is the latest darling of the Red part of Mersyside. The young Spanish star has been a revelation since signing from Athletico Madrid for a fee of around £25 million in a deal which saw Luis Garcia moving to Spain. Nicknamed "El nino"(The Kid) Torres joined Athletico at the age of 11 and he broke into the Athletico team in 2001 when the team was actually in the Spanish Segunda (Second Division). Though he did not have a great scoring season with only 6 goals from 36 games Athletico got promotion and Torres made his La Liga debut in 2002-03 season scoring 13 goals and in the very next season he was made the captain of the club becoming the youngest captain of Athletico Madrid and scored 19 and he made it to the Spanish national squad and has cemented his place till now with some commanding displays. And at the end of the 2006-07 season he moved to the Premier League. Torres had also cut his weekly wages of £ 103,000 in Spain to £ 90,000 in Liverpool.

His first match for Liverpool in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa and his first goal came at Anfield when they faced Chelsea since then he has been on a scoring spree netting 27 goals till date and 20 of them in League becoming the first man since Robbie Fowler last scored 20 in a season. He has been in total control in Europe with 4 goals so far in Champions League, a competition he dreamt playing in. He was instrumental in the team's win over Inter Milan at the San siro scoring a wonderful goal and sending the Reds into quarters. With Liverpool out the race for EPL title Torres will be totally focused on Champions League and will be hoping to have a good run, something his boss Rafa Benitez is a master at. At 24 this star has made the world take a note of him and sure there is going to be more from the "El Nino"

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