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Fernando Torres is jacked now and incredibly intense gym footage shows why

Ryan Sidle

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Fernando Torres is jacked now and incredibly intense gym footage shows why

Fernando Torres has shown off the intense workout that shows just how the former Liverpool striker has got so jacked in his post football career, as you can see in the video below.

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During his playing career, it's not like Torres was a big muscled bound striker who looked like he would knock any defender off their stride.

Sure he'd regularly leave Nemanja Vidic looking like he'd been knocked over by a truck, but it was more about his pace, guile and skill than his physicality.

The World Cup winner hung up his boots three years ago, after a two year spell in Japan with Sagan Tosu, following his return to Atletico Madrid.

In those three years, Torres has really changed his physique, working incredibly hard to become a hell of a lot hencher, and looking less footballer and more body builder.

Some Liverpool fans recently bumped into the striker on holiday, it probably hurt them more than it did him, and he posed for some pictures and signed shirts for them.

Image: Twitter/@GiddaMilo
Image: Twitter/@GiddaMilo

Rio Ferdinand recently explained why his former partner, Vidic, had so much trouble against Torres, saying, "There’s always going to be that one player in your career who’s difficult.

"He might not be the best player on the planet, but his style is made to hurt your style. And Torres might have just been that for Nemanja.

"He’s someone he found difficult to play against. And he’s probably the only player I’ve seen consistently give Vida a hard time, and he got sent off in a couple of the games didn’t he, early on in the games.

"But listen, Torres was a great player and when he was in his pomp when he was at Liverpool, he was one of the best strikers about. He was a devastating striker. But with me one-v-one, he didn’t cause me any problems if I’m honest.

Vidic struggled against Torres. Image: Alamy
Vidic struggled against Torres. Image: Alamy

"That’s just the way it is. One of my hardest strikers to play against when people ask me -- other than the ones that are obvious, like [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi -- was Kevin Davies. You would never expect that.

"But he was always tough to play against for me, always caused me the most problems. He always was physical, just obstructing you all the time. The ball might be over there [away from you] but he’s grabbing you and all this stuff.

"So you would never expect that, but Torres would have been that for Nemanja probably. But we never really spoke about it."

Vidic beaten by Torres again. Image: Alamy
Vidic beaten by Torres again. Image: Alamy

However, Vidic himself doesn't actually think that Torres was amongst his toughest opponents, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Speaking previously, the Serbian named Didier Drogba, Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and, perhaps most surprisingly Peter Crouch as the toughest strikers he'd come up against in the Premier League.

If he sees how stacked Torres is these days he might well change his mind...

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Fernando Torres, Premier League, La Liga, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea

Ryan Sidle
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