Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres announces retirement

Fernando Torres

Former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has announced that he is to retire from football.

He posted on social media: “I have something very important to announce.

“After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.

“Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details.

“See you there.”