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Fernando Torres Sends Message To Liverpool Fans On His Birthday

Fernando Torres Sends Message To Liverpool Fans On His Birthday

Fernando Torres might not have left Liverpool in the best way but the former Reds striker thanked the club for his birthday message and wished them all the best in the title race.

At one point it felt like no striker would ever surpass Fernando Torres in the fans love for a striker with the Spaniard becoming an instant fan favourite after his move from Atletico Madrid in 2007 because of his goals and partnership with Steven Gerrard.

Torres' goals helped Liverpool to a second place finish in 2008/09 with the side only losing twice in the whole league season and losing out on their first Premier League title to Manchester United thanks mainly to Federico Macheda's famous goal against Aston Villa.

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Of course he would end up being somewhat of a Judas at Anfield after leaving for rivals Chelsea after handing in a transfer request and moving for £50 million on the last day of the 2011 January transfer window.

But since moving back to Spain, and subsequently to Japan, the striker has been back in the good books in Merseyside. The Premier League title challengers sent a birthday message to Torres on his 35th today:

And the Sagan Tosu forward replied by wishing them luck for the rest of the season, which Liverpool fans were really enjoying:

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The Reds won 2-1 at the weekend against Fulham and went back to the top of the table with their three points with Manchester City two points back but with a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool next face Spurs at home after the international break in what, in theory, could be their hardest test left in the season.

The title remains in Pep Guardiola's side's hands as both sides winning all their games would mean that the title remains in Manchester.

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Klopp will be hoping that Mo Salah can find the kind of scoring shoes Torres had on in 2009 with the Egyptian failing to find the next in the past seven games in all competitions.

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Manchester City, Title race, Liverpool, Football News, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Premier League, Fernando Torres, Champions League, Football twitter

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