Fernando Torres has described Liverpool as 'very special'
The Spanish striker may have left the Merseyside club in the final day of the transfer market but he insists that he is fortunate to have played for the club.
Torres joined Chelsea on a £50 million transfer, making him the most expensive player in British football, and he made his debut on Sunday.
And his debut came against his old club but Chelsea could not see off an in form Liverpool as they fell to a 1-0 defeat.
Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: "Money was not important. I left to improve sporting-wise.
"I thought I would stay one more year and take it as a transition season. But a time comes when you lose enthusiasm."
"You see those in the Spanish national team are playing at a different level. Then when everything looked black, Chelsea came and showed a real interest."
"Liverpool will always be very special to me. Because of its history, Liverpool is a bigger club but it's going through a difficult time.
"Chelsea is like Manchester United, the strongest over the last 10 years.
"One is not better than the other, I'm just happy to have had the fortune of playing for both of them.
"I have been pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere in the Chelsea changing room. I thought it would be more distant but the atmosphere is very good, they laugh, they joke. It's nice."
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