Chelsea striker Fernando Torres welcomes Steven Gerrard to Instagram #friend

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has long publicly hailed Steven Gerrard as one of the best players he has played alongside.

And, the pair are still good mates if Torres’ Instagram picture this evening is anything to go by.

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard joined Instagram yesterday and has already racked up a following of close to 350,000 followers.

So, El Nino posted a picture (above) with the following message: “Welcome to Instagram @stevengerrard #friend”

Almost immediately, there was plenty of social media to the hashtag: #friend.

Gerrard also posted a picture from Miami this evening (see below) with the message: “Just arriving at the stadium. Best of luck to the lads tonight.”