Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has launched a new attack on Liverpool. Torres says he was let down by the Fenway Sports Group before his acrimonious £50million transfer to Stamford Bridge in January.

"The Liverpool fans don't know the truth about why I signed for Chelsea," the 27-year-old, who spent three-and-a-half seasons at Anfield, told Spanish television.

"The fans don't even know half of what happened. They don't know what the people in charge at Liverpool are like - they have a completely different perception of what they are like.

"They made promises that they didn't keep and I left because I realized I didn't have time to be part of a project that would take years.

The former Kop idol, who netted 81 times in 142 Liverpool appearances, also attempted to build bridges with the Anfield faithful.

"I have nothing against the Liverpool fans," he said. "I didn't want to leave Liverpool the way I did but the club lied. I was let down and I don't understand why the fans hate me."