Fernando Torres fondly remembers the time he spent at Liverpool playing alongside Steven Gerrard.
The Spaniard stayed at Anfield for a period of 4 years before moving to Chelsea.
Though he was not able to take the Reds to the League silverware, but, he played fantastic Football on the personal front.
Torres appeared for Liverpool a total of 102 times in the top tier and scored 65 goals.
His partnership with Gerrard in the offensive line was immensely successful.
Some people were actually of the view that Gerrard’s attacking game improved following the arrival of Torres.
When asked if he helped his skipper in terms of his game when he joined in, Torres said, “No. In fact, I got a lot of things to learn from Stevie. He’s such a legend. The best thing about the two of us was that we complemented each other. We worked hard as a pair in each and every practice session that we attended.”
“Stevie is not only a good player; he is a fantastic leader too. Playing with him, I got to know what leadership is all about. You don’t need to talk a lot. It’s the way you go about your job, it defines you as a leader. The responsibility of the whole team falls on you. Everyone is supposed to follow your footsteps.”
“I already had experienced the captaincy before making my way to Liverpool. But, at such a young age, it was probably not the easiest or the best thing for me to lead a side. I wasn’t matured enough to provide guidance to the guys around me. But, having learnt from Stevie, I reckon I would be a far better captain if I get the opportunity to wear the armband again.”