conic striker Fernando Torres has paid a gushing tribute to Rangers manager Steven Gerrard after the Spaniard announced his retirement at a press conference in Tokyo.
After a stint playing in Japan, Torres has decided to hang up his boots and picked out his former Liverpool captain as the best player he played with in his career.
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 23: Fernando Torres of Sagan Tosu speaks during a press conference on June 23, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Torres admits he would “love” to go back to his time at Anfield “even for one minute” as he regards it as the most compete spell of his career.
“I always say the best player I played with is Steven Gerrard. I found he was the player who completed my game. I think my level got into a different dimension when I was on the pitch with him,” Torres said, as quoted by RTE.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Raul Meireles of Liverpool celebrates with team mates Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard after John Pantsil of Fulham scored an own goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on January 26, 2011 in Liverpool, England.

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“It was an amazing three-and-a-half years playing alongside Steven and I would love to go back to those days – even for one minute.”
Torres was prolific at Anfield after moving from Atletico Madrid, spending three-and-a-half seasons with the Reds and scoring 81 goals in 142 appearances.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: (THE SUN OUT) (L-R) Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard of Liverpool chat during a training session at Melwood training ground on August 3, 2010 in Liverpool, England. Rangers

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The Spaniard formed a prolific partnership with Gerrard, who often played just behind Torres, before he moved on to Chelsea.
His final game will come when his current side, Sagan Tosu, face Vissel Kobe on August 23rd.

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