Liverpool recently celebrated the anniversaries of the Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina transfers. The two Spanish players were celebrated earlier this month. For Fernando Torres, the attacker was signed from boyhood team Atletico Madrid on July 4, 2007 and July 4, 2022 made it 15 years since his transfer. On the part of Pepe Reina, Villarreal were paid £6m for his transfer on July 4, 2005 and July 4, 2022 made it 17 years since his transfer.
While Pepe Reina signed for Liverpool after the 2005 Champions League final, Fernando Torres signed for Liverpool after the 2007 Champions League final. Liverpool broke their transfer record to signTorres from Atletico Madrid and he didn’t disappoint on the pitch.
At Liverpool, Fernando Torres became one of the most feared strikers in the world. His partnership with club skipper Steven Gerrard in attack was a major highlight of his time at Liverpool. The two players found the back of the net 54 times between them in their first season together.