Photo: Ex-Liverpool striker Fernando Torres squares up to referee

Fernando Torres

The former Reds attacker was aggrieved at not getting a penalty against Athletic Bilbao.

Fernando Torres is back fit and firing upon his return to Atletico Madrid and is looking much more like the striker that impressed at Liverpool rather than the one that floundered at Chelsea.

However, the Spain international centre forward lost his cool in hi side’s 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao yesterday at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

Diego Simeone’s men were frustrated by their failure to break the deadlock in the Spanish capital and felt that refereeing decisions prevented them from scoring.

Atletico had two goals disallowed, while Torres also felt that he should have had a penalty after a clash with Xabier Etxeita.

Referee Santiago Jaime Latre waved the veteran striker’s claims away, but Torres pleaded his case vociferously, as can be seen above.

The former Liverpool attacker was booked for his troubles, with Atletico remaining frustrated and having to make do with a point.

Torres started the clash alongside Antoine Griezmann in attack, but was replaced by Arda Turan in the 56th minute.

El Nino was netted two league goals since his January return to his boyhood club, including the winner against Villarreal away from home last weekend.

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