Jamie Carragher has urged his former club Liverpool to steer clear of a shock move to bring Fernando Torres back to Anfield.
The 30-year-old striker is currently seeing out the final two years of his Chelsea contract on loan at AC Milan, yet reports have suggested that the Serie A giants are looking to offload him after just six months due to his return of one goal in ten games.
With Liverpool struggling to find the net themselves in the absence of main striker Daniel Sturridge, there have been strong links with a shock move to re-sign ‘El Nino’ should he be sent back to Chelsea, with the Blues understood to be desperate to offload him.
Torres shone for the Reds between 2007 – 2011 – when he left to join the west London club in a record breaking £50m deal – but his career has stalled since he departed Anfield.
And Carragher – who played alongside the Spaniard – believes that any move to take him back to Merseyside would make no sense for his old club:
“I wouldn’t like to see [Fernando Torres return], if I’m being totally honest,” he told talkSPORT. “If Liverpool bring a striker in you want a young, fresh, and energetic young fellow who is looking to make a name for himself.
“Fernando Torres has had an unbelievable career with the trophies that he has won but I think we saw the best of him at Anfield and that was quite a few years ago now. It’s been unfortunate for the lad, the way his career has gone since then. He’s still picked up plenty of trophies with Chelsea and Spain.
“With that move to Milan you’re thinking a slower paced game would suit him a bit more now, because of the problems he’s had with injuries, but it looks straight away that AC Milan are keen to offload him.
“If Chelsea and Milan are thinking the same I don’t think anything would change too much at Liverpool.
“I wish him well but I think we should be looking for something else.”