Fernando Torres has told Liverpool fans the real reasons for his transfer to Chelsea in January have still not been revealed.
Scores of supporters were outraged by the big-money sale of their idol which led to some of them burning his shirt outside Anfield.
Yet the Spain international insists the true reasons for his transfer have not come to light.
The striker also heaped praise on his old mentor, ex-Reds boss Rafa Benitez.
"Liverpool's fans have stuck with the story the club gave and they don't know the real story," he told Marca, the Spanish newspaper.
"I don't feel bitter towards them, they will always be special for me. I owe so much to Rafa Benitez, no one understood me like him.
"He's a great coach. His teams go out with just one thing in mind: compete. Even with a smaller budget his teams can compete with the best."
Chelsea will welcome Kenny Dalglish and his team to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.
After the flying start made by Manchester City, the Blues know they can ill afford to lose more ground to the Premier League leaders.
"Against Liverpool we can't allow ourselves to drop more points," added Torres.
"It will be special. Liverpool are a team in transition and you can't do that overnight. You need time.
"They've made an effort economically and, like any project, it needs time to bed in."