Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has chosen who he thought was better – Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard.
The World Cup winner shared the pitch with both legendary midfielders during a stellar playing career. And in a video from the official Champions League TikTok account, Torres has been asked to pick.
Passing balls into an open goal, Torres had to shoot left for Gerrard, or right for Lampard. Always a dead-eye finisher, the Spaniard makes no mistake, chipping a finish to the left of the goal. Of course it’s Gerrard!
Pleasingly for Liverpool fans, Torres also picked Anfield over Stamford Bridge and Luis Suarez instead of Robert Lewandowksi. Asked to choose between Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho, Nando went with Rafa. Despite the way he left Liverpool, he’s clearly still a red at heart.
Remembering a legendary partnership
This one was never really in doubt, was it? During their three-and-a-half years at Anfield together, Torres and Gerrard built up one of the best partnerships in world football.
Finally given a world-class striker to play off, Stevie G filled his boots. With his range of passing and Nando’s movement up top, they were unstoppable at one point.
As a result, Gerrard often cited Liverpool’s No.9 as the best he ever played with. That remained true until Suarez rocked up to take his place.
Surprisingly, Torres actually played in the same team as Lampard for the same amount of time as he did Gerrard. That lends a certain authority to his statement here.
Although he won a few trophies at Chelsea – including the Champions League, Torres will always be most associated with Liverpool, as well as Atletico Madrid.
Indeed, the way the now 38-year-old left the club will always sting supporters of a certain age.
There is no doubt that the club was in a sorry state when Torres left for West London in 2011. On a footballing level, a move to Chelsea was much more of a guarantee.
But despite the trophies that followed, Torres was never the same player. Seemingly haunted by his acrimonious exit from Liverpool, he never came close to matching the peak of 2007/08.
Still, you don’t score the goals that Fernando Torres did at Liverpool for nothing. Bridges have been built in recent years and it’s always a pleasure to see him back at Anfield. When he and Gerrard were in full-flow there was nothing quite like it. Of course the answer’s Stevie G, Lampard couldn’t lace his boots!
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