Liverpool ace Torres: I rejected Arsenal

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres admits he could have joined Arsenal as a teenager.

Torres turned down the chance to play for Arsenal five years ago, after helping Spain win the European Under-19 Championship.

He said: "That's when the offers started to come in.

"There was one from Arsenal but I wanted to stay loyal to my then-club Atletico Madrid.

"I am glad to be in England now, though. And it is my plan to become a legend, one of those players the fans will remember for a long time.

"My main characteristic is willpower. So far I've achieved everything I've wanted and I won't stop."

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