Liverpool have rejected a £40 million bid for Fernando Torres and had a £22.8 million bid for Ajax star Luis Suarez accepted on an exciting transfer Friday in Merseyside.
Torres responded to the club turning down the bid by handing in a transfer request, which was promptly rejected by the club who gave him his big chance in English football.
Having just agreed to sign Uruguayan forward Suarez, the club made it clear they also intended to keep Fernando Torres.
“Fernando is under long-term contract and the club expect him to honour the commitment he made to Liverpool FC and its supporters when he signed the agreement,” Liverpool said on their website.
It was thought that Torres was happier at the club now that Kenny Dalglish had taken over for his second spell in charge at the club, and with Torres starting to score again the team had risen to 7th in the league.
Liverpool will hope to persuade Torres to stay, as with a fit and no longer suspended Steven Gerrard feeding Suarez, who has 111goals in 149 Ajax appearances, and Torres, who when fit of one of the best strikers in the world, they could start to make inroads into the top 6 and even a Champions League place by the end of the season.
Suarez is best remembered for saving a certain goal with his hand in Uruguay’s world cup quarter final against Ghana. The save, in the last minute of extra time led to a penalty, which was missed, and Uruguay went through on penalties as a result of the save.
If Liverpool can keep Torres, and Reina, supposedly the subject of a bid from Manchester United, they could start to make a move up the table again.