Fernando Torres was emotional after stepping out in Liverpool’s All-Star charity match on Sunday.
The Spanish striker, currently on loan with Atletico Madrid from AC Milan, spent a fruitful three-and-a-half years at Anfield before he moved to Chelsea in January 2011 and was a fan favourite during his time in Merseyside.
During the second half, after Torres came on, the Reds faithful in the Kop end chanted the ‘Fernando Torres number nine’ song which left a great impression on the former club great.
“It was just very emotional,” he said.
“I didn’t know how to react because I was not expecting them to sing the song which I still remember.
“I remember the great games we had here in the Champions league and trying to win the league and fighting for trophies. I have this song in my head and it was so important for me.
“Those three and a half years changed my entire life and I remember every important moment there was always that song from the Kop.
“So to hear that once again is something I will never forget.
“Everybody knows Liverpool fans are different class and for me today it is one of those things you can only dream about.
“It is just amazing to be able to be here and I just want to thank everybody for the welcome.”