Thursday 14 December 2017

Torres: fans don't know truth

Fernando Torres insists he bears no grudges towards those Liverpool fans he expects to abuse him when his new side host his old team on Sunday, claiming the Anfield public, which once adored him, don't know the truth behind his £50m move to Chelsea.

Torres' departure from Merseyside was cloaked in acrimony after he submitted a transfer request with just 24 hours of the January transfer window left. The version of events that he forced Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, to sell him at the last minute, though, is one the striker contests.

"The abuse I will get will be worse than I received at Wembley (playing for Spain last week)," he said. "The Liverpool fans have only heard that which the club let them hear and they do not know the real story."

Meanwhile, Dennis Wise has agreed to rejoin the board of Chelsea Pitch Owners, a role he previously held in the mid-1990s. Former Blues captain Wise was announced as one of two new directors of the supporter-led company which owns the freehold of Stamford Bridge.

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