Fernando Torres has risked the wrath of Chelsea fans by saying Liverpool are a bigger club than the Blues.
The Spanish striker, 26, left Anfield last week to head to Stamford Bridge in a £50million move.
It left Kop fans fuming and they taunted Torres as he made his debut against the Reds on Sunday.
But in an attempt to build bridges with his former club, he has been talking up his time there.
Torres said: "Liverpool will always be very special to me.
"Because of its history, Liverpool is a bigger club but it's going through a difficult time."