Just as well the boys have sense of irony...

Fernando Torres was forced to undergo the dreaded Chelsea initiation as the Blues latest signing.

Going way back to the old days of Dennis Wise, any new player has to stand up and sing a song to the rest of the players and staff.

Nando, a £50m buy from Liverpool in the January transfer window took his time before deciding this week what to sing.

And what did he choose - well it was non other than Liverpool's (and Celtic's) anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.

Chelsea-Mad's spy says that the rendition was actually quite good.

"Even a few of the English lads sung along," the mole said.

"Nando has a good voice and the boys gave him a rapturous applause."

And the origin of the song? "You'll Never Walk Alone" is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel.

Liverpool fans took it as their song in the 1960s as did Celtic.

Not a patch on the Liquidator, mind.

Torres is unavailable for tomorrow's FA Cup replay at home to Everton as he is cup-tied.