Fernando Torres states that lies were behind his Liverpool exit back in 2011, although he has no one to blame but himself for the poor stint that followed at Chelsea.

The Spanish forward enjoyed a stunning spell at Anfield from 2007-11, scoring 81 goals in 142 matches in all competitions.

He was a huge hit with the Reds fans, but he says that things changed when new owners took over Liverpool, changing the level of ambition and not being honest to him.

In the winter of 2011, Chelsea signed Torres for £50 million and the Spaniard felt the move would give him a better chance of lifting silverware.

‘Unfortunately there were many lies by the owners that Liverpool had at that time, and in the end I needed to find my own way which was Chelsea, who I thought would be the club who would offer me the chance of winning trophies.’ Fernando told talkSPORT

He struggled to replicate his Anfield form at Chelsea and managed just 45 goals in 172 games across the next three-and-a-half campaigns, looking a shadow of his former self.

He hasn’t tried to shift the blame, feeling he should have been able to fit into to the west London side’s team more easily than he did.

‘It was maybe my fault for not being able to adapt quicker. I had really good moments but I wasn’t consistent, and if you aren’t consistent at a big club like Chelsea then someone will come in and take your position,’ he explained.

‘Arriving at a club like that full of stars in the middle of the season, it was very difficult to fit in.

‘Maybe I didn’t have that partnership I had [at Liverpool] but I always said it was my fault, I was old enough to find solutions but I didn’t do it.’