Fernando Torres: Top five goals for Liverpool

At the peak of his powers, Fernando Torres was nothing short of absolutely sensational, and to honour his epic run at Liverpool, we’re counting down the top five goals he bagged for ‘The Reds’.

After arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2007, it didn’t take the Spaniard long to capture the hearts of the Anfield faithful. With incredible pace and a sublime footballing IQ, he teamed up with Steven Gerrard to leave defenders chasing shadows.

Bagging a grand total of 81 goals in 142 games, he undeniably cemented himself among the club’s greatest-ever strikers. So without further ado, let’s have a look at his best-ever finishes.

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5) Fernando Torres vs Derby County

If losing 6-0 wasn’t bad enough in its own right, Derby fans also had to deal with this little sprinkling of magic.

Torres hit the back of the net twice in the game, this one coming after a naughty nutmeg and trademark turn of pace, before a beautifully executed twist inside a defender and a left-footed finish.

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4) Fernando Torres vs Chelsea

There’s nothing like scoring on your debut to set a good first impression, and it took Torres just 16 minutes to get his stint at Liverpool up and running.

Using his ever-impressive skills, he left Tal Ben-Haim in no man’s land before slotting the ball past a helpless, Petr Cech.

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3) Fernando Torres vs Marseille

Torres always provided the goods in Europe, but on this occasion, he really took the biscuit. Showcasing his incredible footwork, he dribbled his way past four defenders, before finishing the move with a goal for the ages.

2) Fernando Torres vs Arsenal

As we said, Torres was class in Europe.

During a domestic tie with Arsenal, in which the aggregate stood at 1-1, the born striker stepped up.

Proving he carried the power to match his skills, he smashed the ball into the net to send his club into the next round.

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1) Fernando Torres vs Blackburn

There simply wasn’t another option to top the list.

In a moment that oozed sheer brilliance, Torres volleyed the ball home to send his fans into raptures and earn the respect of pundits around the world.

Goals simply don’t get much better. And that’s why this had to claim gold.

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