Robbie Fowler joins Fernando Torres debate
Friday 04 February 2011
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has criticised Fernando Torres following his record-breaking move to Chelsea.
The 35-year-old Perth Glory player was taking part in a radio promotion today to raise money for Queensland flood victims.
Perth's players were asked to wear a 'Shirt that Hurt' for the event, and Fowler arrived in a number nine Liverpool top worn backwards and emblazoned with Torres' name, explaining it was to express his unhappiness at the £50million transfer.
"There is nothing wrong with the front of the shirt but it's just the name on the back," Fowler said.
"With what's happened this week, it's a shirt that not only myself but many Liverpool fans would rather not wear just yet.
"He (Torres) didn't leave the club in great hands or great shape but thankfully they managed to go out and buy a couple of decent players."
Fowler also wrote in his column in the West Australian newspaper: "There's something not quite right about the Spaniard's last-minute transfer to Chelsea.
"As a Liverpool fan it was disappointing to see Torres leave because on his day he's a world-class player and I want the best players at the club.
"But if I was a manager and a player said he didn't want to be at the club I'd try to get the best deal I could.
"Only a couple of weeks ago Torres was talking about how much he loved the fans and the club. He won't be getting a warm welcome next time he plays at Anfield."
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