Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has announced he is retiring from football.
The 35-year-old revealed on social media that he would be hanging up his boots after a glittering 18-year career.
I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my footbal… https://t.co/l0lZo6lWRZ— Torres (Fernando Torres) 21st Jun 05:01
The Spaniard joined the Reds from Atletico Madrid in July 2007 and would go on to forge a reputation as one of the best forwards in the world during his three-and-a-half seasons at the club, scoring 81 goals in 142 appearances.
Torres departed Anfield for Chelsea in January 2011 and a move to AC Milan preceded a return to his boyhood club Atletico in 2015.
The 2010 World Cup winner will conclude his playing days at Japanese side Sagan Tosu.