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Torres: I was Liverpool fan as kid

Fernando Torres admits he was a fan of Liverpool growing up in Madrid.

Torres completed his move from Atletico Madrid yesterday and when asked about the captain's armband he wore against Real Sociedad last season, with You'll Never Walk Alone written on the inside, replied:

"There is a group of my mates, about five or six of us, and we've all grown up supporting Liverpool. Because they are all so committed to Liverpool, they've had We'll Never Walk Alone tattooed on their arms. It's changed slightly because it's a symbol of our friendship as well as our support for the club. Obviously I couldn't have that tattooed on my arm playing for Atletico, but they gave me this armband as a present for my last birthday."

Torres also told liverpoolfc.tv: "I'm aware of the history and how special this club is. The tragedies that have happened have made the bond between the fans and the club so strong. Liverpool just ticks all the boxes for me. There's team spirit and a desire to win instilled by Rafa, and then there's my new teammates like Pepe and Xabi.

"They, as well as Luis, have always spoken very positively about life here in Liverpool. I didn't speak to them directly before signing because it all happened so quickly. I've been getting planes here, there and everywhere. My other half has spoken to Pepe's other half though. She said: 'We're here for you. Let us know if there is anything you need'."

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