After telling the manager a ‘small untruth,’ Liverpool signed the La Liga star in a bargain deal.
It was a contest packed with stories when Liverpool initially welcomed Atletico Madrid to Anfield in November 2008.
Fernando Torres was the biggest of them all. After joining from Atletico Madrid the previous season and establishing himself as one of the top attackers on the planet in his first season on Merseyside, a reunion with his boyhood club was the primary talking point when the Champions League group-stage draw was made.
Unfortunately, the Spaniard will miss the match at Anfield due to the same ailment that kept him out of the first meeting between the two sides at the Vicente Calderon two weeks ago.
Former Liverpool player Luis Garcia was among Madrid’s ranks.