Atletico chief slams trophyless Torres

Atletico Madrid's sporting director has criticised Liverpool striker Fernando Torres for saying he joined the Reds due to a lack of success, despite not yet winning anything with the Merseysiders.

The 25-year-old achieved iconic status at the Vicente Calderon outfit, scoring 91 league goals in six seasons before joining Rafael Benitez's side for £20 million in 2007.

And although El Nino has enhanced both his bank balance and reputation at Anfield - netting 37 Premier League goals in 54 outings - Atletico sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch says he has won nothing with the Reds yet.

“It seems to be a tremendous injustice when we talk about Torres after losing two games or when he says that he left because he wanted to win things, because with Liverpool he has still not won anything," he told Telemadrid.

“I hoped that he would win something or would have a future with Atletico.

"I believe in those who take on the challenges and take part in obtaining them, those who work to win them.

"But when someone says that he is not here, has not won anything, and then goes to another team, he does not form part of the success and is not part of the club.

“When we beat Schalke 4-0 or reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, nobody said anything."

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