In January, Liverpool sold their star striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea for the astronomical sum of £50m.
It was a fractious departure for the former fan favourite, and Liverpool fans burned his shirt in front of a media baying for such visual symbolism.
Now, it appears Torres wants to tell his side of the story, and his interview with Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet doesn’t make the most pleasant reading for Liverpool fans.
“Liverpool’s future isn’t looking bright,” explained Torres.
“I always gave them a 100%, but it was a difficult situation. Even though I felt like I was a big part of the club, you have to also look after your personal ambitions.
“For me, that is winning trophies and unfortunately that doesn’t look like a possibility for them.
“It’s no coincidence that Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and myself all left Liverpool. It was always about ambition.
“I played for Liverpool for years and had some great moments, but when a club like Chelsea, with bigger potential, come calling, it’s hard to say no – especially when it looked impossible to win the league for Liverpool.
“I understood the supporters’ frustration but it was very difficult to see them burn my shirt.”
Xabi Alonso left Liverpool because after his worst season at Anfield, Rafa Benitez attempted to replace him with Gareth Barry.
The Spain midfielder promptly showed why that would have been a mistake with his performances in the next campaign, becoming the metronome of the side.
Javier Mascherano was a different matter, but with all the time that has passed it is surprising that Torres has elected to resurrect the debate, for it will likely only raise more animosity.