The Fernando Torres Transfer Saga: Glee-Style.

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Just in case you’ve been temporarily cut off from the modern world and you haven’t been following the news, here’s the condensed version of the 2010 January Football Transfer Window’s Biggest Drama, executed Glee-style for the attention-impaired:

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1. July 2010. Post-World Cup. Rumors swirl that Fernando Torres will leave Liverpool for Chelsea. Fernando calms the Anfield faithful and the board by pledging his commitment to the club, to the tune of Rehab by Amy Winehouse:

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2. Fast forward to January 2011. Three days before the Transfer Window closes, Fernando Torres shocks the Liverpool fans and turns the football world upside down by handing in a transfer request, after persistent interest from Chelsea could not be contained any longer. Fernando defends himself to the tune of Stay by Lisa Loeb:

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3. January 31, 2011. After years of being a much-adored Liverpool player, Fernando Torres officially becomes a Chelsea player. He is nonplussed by the anger and disappointment of Liverpool fans and further defends his decision of a last-minute move, to the tune of My Prerogative by Bobby Brown:

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4. Meanwhile, here’s what the two remaining Scouse Stalwarts of Liverpool FC– Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher–think of their ex-teammate’s departure, to the tune of Forget You by Cee Lo Green:

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Whether you’ll be on the pitch or warming the bench, I wish you good luck on Sunday in facing the traveling Kop, Fernando. Trust me, you are going to need all the luck you can get.

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