Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has opted for Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez ahead of retired Spanish attacker and Atletico legend Fernando Torres when he was asked about his best sidekick at Liverpool during a recent interview with Sky Sports.
Fernando Torres joined Liverpool from boyhood club Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2008 and he went on to spend three-and-a-half years at Anfield before controversially moving to Premier League rivals Chelsea who paid a club-record fee of £50m for him. It was also a British transfer record as at the time of the move to Stamford Bridge in January 2011. Torres was one of the best strikers in the world when he was at Liverpool, but he was unable to replicate the form in the colours of Chelsea. On his reason for leaving Liverpool for Chelsea, Torres said time was running out for him to win trophies.
Liverpool replaced Torres with Suarez who joined them from Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam in a £22.8m deal. Suarez had his best season at Liverpool during the 2013/14 season when he came close to winning the Premier League with the Reds. He scored 31 league goals despite missing the first five games of the season due to suspension. The Uruguayan striker left Liverpool to join Spanish club Barcelona in a £75m deal in 2004.