23 Dec 2014

Shock Result: 48% of fans want Liverpool to sign 'world-class' £20m flop. Madness?

Fernando Torres is finished. He currently averages one goal every 600 minutes, but despite that, the Spaniard is currently linked with a shock return to Anfield. A terrible idea, surely? Well, now according to a large number of Liverpool fans.

On Sunday, I conducted a poll asking whether Liverpool should re-sign Torres:

* 13400 people (approx) voted (poll is still ongoing)

* 52% voted NO; 48% voted YES to a Torres return.

A small majority of voting fans rejected a Torres return, but the Spaniard clearly retains a lot of goodwill amongst the Liverpool fanbase.

As such, it's clear that there is significant support for Liverpool to re-sign Torres, which, given his poor form over the last few years, is a major surprise.

For the most part, Torres was amazing for Liverpool during his first stint at the club, but that player no longer exists, and it will be a massive mistake (IMO) to bring him back to Anfield.

Reds legend Jamie Carragher is also against the idea, and in his column for the Daily Mail this week, he outlined why Liverpool should steer clear:

"If Liverpool bring a striker in you want [someone] a young, fresh, and energetic. We saw the best of [Torres] at Anfield and that was years ago.

"[I thought] a slower paced game would suit him a bit more, but AC Milan are keen to offload him. I don't think anything would change too much at Liverpool"


In my view, FSG should instantly sack anyone at Liverpool who suggests £20m-rated Torres as a serious option (including Rodgers), as it betrays a serious lack of judgment (and imagination) in the transfer market.

I just don't see how anyone can construct a credible argument for signing an increasingly injury-prone striker who currently averages one goal every 600 minutes.

Liverpool fans are often described as the most 'knowledgeable' in the game, but this poll result surely proves otherwise ;-)

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55 comments:

  1. Bring him back at least for a season and for free, why not? Maybe he can find his mojo back at LFC, he still has some unfinished business at Anfield......Hoping that this rumor is true.

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  2. Football fanland is where the "triumph of hope over experience" still rules

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  3. might as well bring back Fowler. ridiculous. is he rated at 20 mil? must be a joke. right?

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  4. The point I was just about to make. Football is about fun. It would be very fun if Torres was good for us again. I don't support this move logically, but if it got announced, I'd be excited.

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  5. Hold on everyone...., take a breath..., stay real calm....,


    This is a deeply Christian time with the birth of the Saviour being celebrated in a few days time - and maybe, just maybe, we should take a leaf out of his good book....


    He talked about forgiveness....


    Torres was like finding your deeply loved missus in bed with another bloke - who incidentally made her feel like a woman - and then said bloke gets out of bed and kicks You in the nuts, hard.
    He then commandeers all your most expensive booze and takes the lottery ticket on your desk (which would win that very night) and f**** off with your hot bird who calls you impotent as she leaves......


    Forgiveness..., hmmm.....,


    Don't know about you guys, but festive or not, she can stay f***** off........

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  6. He can have the missus but my "hot bird" as well. That's a step too far,,,,,, I just love turkey

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  7. No one said Fowler was available too! I demand another vote.

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  8. Nothing like roasting a hot bird at Christmas

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  9. I quite like the stuffing too

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  10. Depend on financial situation , if the Logans of this world are right fsg will not give any money or barley any and in my opinion there are only three solutions at such case:


    1) Divock Origi
    he may score goals with the service at lfc
    2) Joel Campbell
    this guys creams sturridge to me and might be cheap being an arsenal reserve
    3) Fernando Torres
    he will at least bring some pace and mobility up front

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  11. But you got a hotter girl that you took from that same bloke after he began neglecting her
    only problem is that girl is always injured and cant perform

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  12. But you got a better girl that you took from that same bloke after he began neglecting her

    only problem is that girl is always injured and cant perform

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  13. I like intercourse.

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  14. I think it is a suggestion of how much nostalgia is important to a lot of our support rather than rational decision making.

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  15. liverpool fans are blinkered by nostalgia .....torres has been finished for 5 seasons ,i saw the same thing with ian rush he was absolutly garbage and over the hill and there where cries to keep him in the team

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  16. why not ? errrrrrrrrr because hes crap

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  17. We did bring Fowler back and I loved it.

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  18. using your rational verm we may as well sign jonny vegas for the fun factor

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  19. We are you are on Romper Room

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  20. you really shuldnt take any notice of logan

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  21. even more so on stats well according to jk that is

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  22. i did until i read we where after torres then i realised it must be a fantasy forum for the insane

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  23. Non of that is going to happen. Worry not.

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  24. messi and ronaldo for me

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  25. thank you for the advice : )

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  26. if he had truely love liverpool he would not have left us just to remind you when gerrard was still young he refused to go to chelsea

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  27. '' this guy creams sturridge '' keep it clean son its Christmass

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  28. He came, he saw, he conquered, he turned his back on us and he flopped,boo hoo! he didn't show too much sentiment when leaving, so why should we show sentiment and let him come back. Football is a business these days, no time for sentiment guys. Strikers yaaayyyyy, sentiment bah' Humbug

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  29. Lol Maths at uni first year

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  30. Nah mate maths at uni first year
    you got to be ahead of the agme

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  31. why will it not happen
    it just seems so us it feels like the world is agints lfc football club

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  32. i meant screams

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  33. All I can say is, remember how YOU felt when he left for Chelsea. Point made, enough said! My son wanted to burn the Torres flag I bought him on his first trip to Anfield. He, along with Suarez and Owen will never be true legends at Liverpool. At least we saw his best years!

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  34. Ask yourself of anybody it is likely rather than believing in malificent entities working against us.

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  35. Liverpool look set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after the president of the French club ruled out his sale in January.

    "I've made up my mind: we're not selling," Jean-Michel Aulas told L'Equipe.

    "A big offer may come in, but it's a question of strategy. We have just invested more than €400million on a new stadium and it would make no sense to sell our best players, who can bring us Champions League football. "

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  36. I still have a soft corner for this guy. I hate Suarez. Torres loved Liverpool and he left when Liverpool showed no signs of recovery and he had extremely good opportunity on the table. Financial and career wise, he made a right decision. On the other hand, Suarez leff when Liverpool were up and on the rise. Suarez was the most pathetic player, in terms of club loyalty. He never loved Liverpool. He engineered his move to Barcelona. Torres will forever be held in high regard by me while Suarez was never a red.

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  37. It must be the same people who found reasons to back Liverpool signing Balotelli. Sometimes you just need to be logical and not romantic :-)

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  38. he's not the same any more, Liverpool fans should accept that...

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  39. bring suarez back

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  40. Story going around Athletico want him back

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  41. I'm with Jamie on this, Torres is not the same player he was in 2008

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  42. This is where Liverpool are at in this stage of time,thinking about bringing back Torres,how sad it is to hear this news.

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  43. Yes fuckn singe him back

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  44. No no no no no...not Torres...not even for loan!!

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  45. Pace and mobility? Are you insane? Torres HAD those but he lost them through injuries years ago and he will NEVER get them back. Nothing miraculous or magical is going to happen to him just be returning to Anfield. He hasn't had a good season since the season before he left Liverpool.

    Now let's all calm down and stop being silly Torres is a has-been and never-will-be-again so I wouldn't pay even one million let alone twenty million!

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  46. After a game of football, all the players on their team have a big shower together.

    That's the culture we're dealing with, baby.

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  47. Meh. Seems more of a rugby man, being from St. Helens.

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  48. This, so much of this.

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  49. Why not? For free, and in addition to another striker, why not?


    When he left I cursed him to oblivion and thought I'd hate him forever, but as it turns out, I don't.


    I'd like for us to take the small chance of winning a rare moment of romance in an arena that we all take very seriously. If Torres came back and scored some goals, I'd be so happy.


    As I said, for free and in addition to a capable, "young, fresh and energetic" striker, it's hardly a risk. If he sucks he doesn't play and moves on in June. If he succeeds, well that would be a most welcome and unexpected joy.


    VermHat nailed it. There's no logic to it. But this is football, not surgery. I follow this lifestyle because there is joy in it. This has the potential of bringing me joy.

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  50. This comment deserves positive reinforcement.

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  51. I'd like him back for nostalgic reasons. I know it makes no sense, but such is the human condition.


    Of course, he'll be arriving at Melwood alongside Edinson Cavani or Ibrahimovic.

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  52. Too right. Not sure I agree with the Torres career move but definitely have less of a soft spot for Suarez.

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  53. The only reason people want Torres back at Liverpool is because he was a Rafa signing. And since Rafa won't be returning, they feel that a piece of him would soothe their pain. I agree that whoever signs Torres should lose their job.

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