Fernando Torres, in his prime, was an absolute superstar.
A successful start to his career with Atletico Madrid led to a move to Liverpool in 2007.
The Spaniard’s career pretty much went downhill from that point; there were some brilliant moments, but he never showed the type of form from his Liverpool days.
Now 35, Torres currently turns out for Sagan Tosu in the J1 League.
The manner of the forward’s exit from Liverpool was not exactly brilliant, but it seems that the club’s supporters still have fond memories of him.
Indeed, in response to a Twitter post from Liverpool’s official account, the Merseyside team’s fans were out in their numbers to hail the 6 ft 1 ace:
Happy birthday nando,you gave us good memories
— PAUL. J. MUTUGI (@Paulo_mutugi) March 20, 2019
Unstoppable at his peak
— Ash x (@Chxrmzy) March 20, 2019
broke my heart when he left, should’ve been deadly duo with Suarez
— angger titokusuma (@anggertito) March 20, 2019
We bought the lad from sunny Spain, he gets the ball; he scores again, fernando Torres Liverpool’s number 9
— El~Ninò (@Tjtrxcxy10) March 20, 2019
Happy birthday legend @Torres !?miss u so much
— a n g e l (@angelxchong) March 20, 2019
Happy birthday to F. Torres u will always be remembered of Liverpool
— @allenmensah 8 (@allenmensah8) March 20, 2019
Happy birthday el Nino! We miss you goal machine!
— Arif Mehmood (@MEHMOODARIF) March 20, 2019
He was sensational in the red shirt!
— Yazid Bawa (@yazidbee) March 20, 2019