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Torres: Atletico Madrid pressure forced me to Liverpool

Liverpool ace Fernando Torres admits he was forced to quit Atletico Madrid in the summer due to the pressure of expectation swirling around him.

The striker told AS: "I needed to lift the stress off me that I had in Madrid. Every single thing that happened was my fault or when things went well, it was only because of me. It was a problem."

He added: "Now it's surprising to see so many English fans wearing my shirt."

Former Atletico star Paulo Futre chimed in: "He's selling more Liverpool shirts than Steven Gerrard!"

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