Liverpool's former hit-man Fernando Torres has shed some light surrounding the horror moment Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard let a potential shot at the Premier League title 'slip' away from the Reds' clutches against Chelsea in 2014, seeing Manchester City capitalise in the race to win the league.
The Spanish striker, then playing for the Blues after his £50m move to Stamford Bridge from Anfield in 2011, divulged the details in an interview given to BBC Sport, via Give Me Sport, and stressed that he felt 'sorry' for Gerrard, knowing that the Liverpool great was so desperate to claim a Premier League title for many, many painstaking years.
Torres, 33, now plays his football in his native Spain for La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, but believes that Liverpool's emphatic number 8 was the 'best player' he has ever graced the same pitch with:
'El Nino' began by saying: "He's everything I need on the pitch altogether in one player,
"I was a big fan of Stevie before I went to Liverpool but playing with him was much better than I was expecting, it was amazing.
"By far the best player I've played with and I would pay to play with him again."
The prolific veteran attacker - who was regarded as one of the best striker's in the world during his time on Merseyside - then continued to convey the emotion he felt for 'Stevie' as he opposed the midfield dynamo during that faithful match at Anfield, in the moment which left the club legend utterly deflated:
"I felt so sorry for Stevie because we didn't have chances to win the Premier League and Liverpool were so close and I know how important it is for Liverpool to win the Premier League after so many years.
"It was so unfair for Stevie. A person who really deserved more to win the Premier League but that's football, in one second everything changed."