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Steven Gerrard: Fernando Torres's Departure From Liverpool Broke My Heart

February 12 2011 By Keesh Sundaresan
Liverpool talisman Steven Gerrard has revealed that Fernando Torres broke his heart by leaving Liverpool to join Chelsea. But he does believe that the future is bright for Liverpool now.
Steven Gerrard says that Fernando Torres's departure broke his heart
Steven Gerrard says that Fernando Torres's departure broke his heart
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Steven Gerrard has stuck with Liverpool through all their bad times and judging on experience, he sees a bright future for Liverpool under the guidance of Kenny Dalglish and under the ownership of John W Henry. However, that did not stop him from expressing his disappointment at Torres's departure.

"I was heartbroken. Absolutely gutted. But I also called him after he left,'' Gerrard told the Daily Mail.

"There are no hard feelings. I built up a relationship with Fernando and became his friend. He scored some fantastic goals and I have fantastic memories. I enjoyed playing with him. So you can't go from one extreme to another and fall out with him, start criticizing him. But he will also understand how I feel. Fernando is a bright person and he will understand that the Liverpool fans are upset as well.''

Fernando Torres's debut was spoiled by Liverpool and Gerrard believes that the signing of Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and the return of Kenny Dalglish will only move Liverpool in the right direction.

He said: "The football club is much happier now. It's in a better place than it has been for a few years. We've got new owners, who I've spoken to quite a lot, who are passionate about what they want to do.

"I trust them; I trust them even more after what's happened in the last week or so. And the way they've acted, coming towards the end of the transfer window, has impressed me. I was a bit wary at first because I was maybe a bit guilty of trusting the previous owners too much.

"This time I've taken a bit more time in judging them. But they've been brilliant so far. They have put the club back in a good place already and the last three or four weeks have been really positive. We've had some good results. The lads are smiling again. I've actually enjoyed going to work again.''

This weekend will see Liverpool take on Wigan with a hope of continuing their revival under Dalglish.

Liverpool vs Wigan Athletic

Date/Time: Feb 12, 201110:00
Competition: England Premier League
Live/Repeat: Live
Venue: Anfield Road (Liverpool)

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