Fernando Torres claims that he has played with many world-class football players, but he thinks the best among those who stand out, is Steven Gerrard, according to Mirror
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The 35-year-old Spanish striker announced his retirement on Friday, after a glorious career which spanned for 18 years.
Torres had a deadly partnership with Gerrard at the Merseyside club and scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the Reds.
He also played with the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Frank Lampard during his long football career.
Torres scored the winning goal in the finals of the Euro 2008 against Germany and was also a part of Spain’s 2010 World Cup and Euro Cup 2012 winning squad.
Torres told TeamTalk: “I always say the best player I played with is Steven Gerrard.
“I think my level of play got into a different dimension when I was on the pitch with him”.
“It was an amazing three-and-a-half years playing alongside Steven, and I would love to go back to those days – even for one minute.”
Torres will be playing his final game against his former team-mates David Villa and Iniesta on 23rd August.
“To say goodbye to football next to my dear friend Iniesta is something I could never imagine – and Japan is going to make it possible,” Torres added.
“Also there will be my friend David Villa, with who I probably share the best moments in Spanish football history.
“So to say goodbye to football next to two very good friends – we share too many memories together – will be something great.
Torres made 110 appearances for the Spain national team in six major tournaments and is also Spain’s third highest scorer with 38 goals.