Where are Liverpool XI from Fernando Torres' debut now?

 
 
Fernando Torres celebrates scoring for Liverpool

Fernando Torres signed for Liverpool during the 2007 summer transfer window, spending almost four years on Merseyside.

During the summer transfer window 10 years ago, Liverpool signed Fernando Torres in one of their best moves of the Premier League era.

The Spaniard scored 65 goals in 102 Premier League appearances for the Reds before leaving for Chelsea in January 2011 for a staggering £50 million - around £30 million more than the Reds had paid, according to BBC Sport - when the Spaniard's displays of magic were unfortunately become less and less frequent.

With that in mind, HITC Sport has decided to mark the decade since Torres' arrival by looking back at the XI that started in the striker's debut game - a 2-1 win over Aston Villa back in August 2007 - and looking at where they are now...

GK: Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina would stay at Liverpool until 2014 - though he would spend the previous season before his departure on loan at Napoli - spending a year with Bayern Munich. He has been back at Napoli since 2015.

Pepe ReinaPepe Reina

RB: Steve Finnan

Steve Finnan was beginning his final season with the Reds before moving to Espanyol in 2008. After a brief spell in Spain, he joined Portsmouth, remaining at Fratton Park until his retirement in 2010.

CB: Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher stayed with Liverpool for the entirety of his playing career, retiring in 2013 having made over 500 league appearances for the Reds. He now works as a television pundit.

Jamie Carragher (R) - Liverpool and Daniel Agger prior to kick offJamie Carragher (R) and Daniel Agger

CB: Daniel Agger

Despite still being just 32, Daniel Agger retired from playing in 2016 after a two-year stay at first club Brondby following his Anfield departure in 2014.

LB: Alvaro Arbeloa

Alvaro Arbeloa would leave Liverpool for Real Madrid in 2009, spending seven years with Los Blancos. He returned to the Premier League with West Ham in 2016 but retired after being released earlier this summer.

RM: Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant had already been something of a journeyman before beginning his three-year stay with Liverpool in 2006. Upon leaving, he would go on to play for the likes of Real Zaragoza, Stoke, Wolves, Pune City, Wigan, Tampine Rovers and Bury.

CM: Xabi Alonso

Much to practically every Liverpool fans' anger, the Reds allowed Xabi Alonso to leave for Real Madrid in 2009. He justified their anger with a brilliant spell in Spain, followed by an impressive three years with Bayern Munich. He retired this year.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard

CM: Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard would remain Liverpool's talisman until 2015. Still more than capable of playing at the highest level, he decided to try his luck in MLS with LA Galaxy, but retired just one season later.

LM: John Arne Riise

John Arne Riise and his wicked left-foot would leave Merseyside in 2008. He did return to England with Fulham after a three-year stay with Roma. He would end his career with spells with APOEL, Delhi Dynamos, Aalesund and Chennaiyin.

ST: Dirk Kuyt

Liverpool cult-hero Dirk Kuyt left the Reds in 2012 for Fenerbahce. He finished his career this year in fairytale stye, scoring a final day hat-trick for Feyenoord to help them clinch the Eredivisie title. 

ST: Fernando Torres

As mentioned, Torres would leave Liverpool for Chelsea in 2011. Unfortunately, his spells with the likes of Chelsea, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have somewhat taken away from just how lethal a striker he could be. 

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring for LiverpoolFernando Torres

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