Found November 07, 2012 on
Fernando Torres believes the years he spent playing alongside Steven Gerrard were the finest of his career to date.
The pair formed an intuitive partnership during the Spaniard’s three-and-a half-year spell at Anfield and at times during that period they proved one of the most electric combinations in European football.
And as the Liverpool skipper reached a landmark 600th appearance for the club, the current Chelsea No. 9 spoke of his immense gratitude to Gerrard for the way he influenced his game.
“I think it’s an amazing achievement for him [to reach 600 games] and it is very well deserved,” said Torres.
“I enjoyed playing next to him for three and a half seasons. It was probably the best time I have had on a football pitch. I am who I am now thanks to him because he showed me the way.
“So I am happy for him and I am sure that he will play much more than 600 games for Liverpool.”
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