Fernando Torres: Playing with Luis Suarez at Anfield was ‘a privilege’

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Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres and Barcelona star Luis Suarez played together at Liverpool’s Anfield on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has spoken of his joy to The Sun about playing with Luis Suarez on Sunday.

The two former Liverpool strikers featured in an all-star charity game at Anfield and played together in the second half.

“He is a good friend, we have known each other for a long time,” Torres told The Sun. “I obviously follow him. Everything he did at Liverpool was just amazing, the way he came in and took the responsibility. He left with fantastic stats…

“To play with a player like him up front is a privilege. It was great to be on the pitch with great players who couldn’t play together for Liverpool in the past.”

Torres was on the books of Liverpool from 2007 to 2011 and established himself as one of the greatest players in the club’s history.

It was due to the Spain international striker’s goals that the Reds could challenge for the Premier League title during his time at Anfield.

Suarez arrived at Liverpool in January 2011 after the departure of Torres to Chelsea, and in the following three-and-a-half years, the Uruguay international compensated the loss of the Spaniard.

Last season, the 28-year-old was the main man for Liverpool, as they went close to winning the Premier League title for the first time in history.

Suarez, now at Barcelona, scored 31 goals and created 87 chances in 33 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside outfit, while having a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 53%.

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