The Spaniard burst onto the scene in England after making the switch from Atletico Madrid to the Reds in 2007.
His pace and innate finishing ability made him an instant hit with the fans, and over his four-year spell at Anfield, he netted 81 goals in 142 games.
Torres then made the mega-money switch to Stamford Bridge in 2011, but due to several injuries and a loss of confidence, he failed to live up to expectations.
The 2010 World Cup winner managed to play alongside several Premier League greats during his time in England’s top flight, and when naming his combined XI made up of his Liverpool and Chelsea team-mates, there were several stars he omitted.
‘I feel bad because I’ve had to leave out so many people who deserve to be in here, there would be fantastic players like Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Petr Cech and a lot of others on the bench,’ Torres told Chelsea’s official website.
‘It is not easy because I could make two or three teams of people I played with at Chelsea and Liverpool, and all of them would be good enough to win the Premier League in any year.
‘What I would say about that is, it shows I was really lucky to play with so many great players during my time in England, at both clubs.’
Torres’ combined Liverpool and Chelsea XI
Ivanovic, Hyypia, Terry, Cole
Alonso, Lampard, Gerrard
Kuyt, Drogba, Benayoun
Torres opted for Pepe Reina over Petr Cech and elsewhere went for Sami Hyypia instead of Jamie Carragher and Yossi Benayoun ahead of Eden Hazard.
‘Right at the start, the goalkeeper is a difficult one,’ he said. ‘With Reina I shared many times in Liverpool and also in the national team. Petr Cech is obviously one of the best goalkeepers I ever played with, so it would be a very difficult decision as a coach to make. I’ll have to come back to it…
‘I’ll go for a back four with Brani Ivanovic on the right. He’s a great guy, a great player and the kind of player that I would always want in my team.
‘I would have Sami Hyypia and John Terry in the middle of the defence – two strong centre-backs who are good with the ball and without the ball. I think they would be a really good partnership as well.
‘Then, at left-back, Ashley Cole. He always performed at a great level, in all aspects, offensive and defensive, and you can see what an amazing career he had. He was a great all-round player. I think that’s a really good line of four at the back.
‘The midfield might be the most difficult part, as I’ve been lucky to play with some fantastic midfielders. Obviously I have to go for Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, both of them have to be in there.
‘They are two of the best midfielders in English and Premier League history. They are legends to Liverpool and Chelsea, and also in the national team in England. I was very lucky to play with both of them and they have to be in the team.
‘I will get Yossi Benayoun in there, who played for both Liverpool and Chelsea. He’s a great friend and a great player. It was easy to play with him for me, he was always trying to give chances to the striker and looking for those small gaps that no-one can see but him.
‘I will pick Dirk Kuyt on the right. He was always scoring important goals and put in a lot of hard work, always. When the important moments arrived he was always there scoring that goal or winning that header and just helping the team. It was amazing seeing the way he used to work and I don’t think people really appreciated how good he was, but I could see it every day in training.
‘Obviously, Didier Drogba has to be up front. He’s a Chelsea legend and after winning the Champions League with his equaliser at the end of the game and him scoring the last penalty, he has to be in there.’