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Fernando Torres made emotional by Liverpool fans' reaction

Luis Suarez (left) and Fernando Torres after the Liverpool All Stars Charity match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Image: Torres: played up front with Suarez at Anfield

Fernando Torres admitted he was taken aback by the reception he received from Liverpool's supporters during a charity match at Anfield on Sunday.

The Spain striker, who now plays for Ateltico Madrid, returned to the club where he scored 65 goals in 102 appearances for the Liverpool All-Star charity game, coming on as a second-half substitute for Steven Gerrard's team against a Jamie Carragher XI.

Torres initially soured his relationship with Liverpool fans when he left for Chelsea in 2011, but his name was read out to cheers before the game and the Spaniard's name was chanted by the Kop in the second half.

Fernando Torres of the Gerrard XI in action with Jamie Carragher of the Carragher XI during the Liverpool All-Star Charity match at Anfield.
Image: Torres: battles Jamie Carragher for the ball

"It was very emotional, I didn't know how to react," he told Liverpool's official website. "I wasn't expecting them to sing the song.

"I still remember the great games we had here at Anfield in the Champions League, in the league and fighting for trophies. I have the song in my head, it was so important for me.

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Liverpool and Premier League stars of past and present came together for a charity match at Anfield.

"Those three-and-a-half years changed my entire life and career. I remember the song from the Kop in important games. To hear that once again is something I will never, ever forget."

Carragher's team had gone two goals ahead through Mario Balotelli and Chelsea's Didier Drogba before Gerrard, playing on the same ground where he earned his rapid dismissal against Manchester United a week ago, slotted home two spot-kicks to ensure a draw.

Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres of the Gerrard XI warm up ahead of the Liverpool All-Star Charity match at Anfield on March
Image: Torres: never played for Liverpool with Suarez

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