The striker stunned the league when he arrived from Atletico Madrid for a fee of around £20 million, although this figure takes into account García's move to Atlético.
He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool's first player since Robbie Fowler in the 1995–96 season to score more than 20 league goals in a season. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. He left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million, which made him the most expensive Spanish player in history.
The transfer to Chelsea proved to be the beginning of the transformation of the once most feared striker. Where he scored just one goal in 18 games in his first season at the club. Ever since then the striker has been labeled a "flop" by many football pundits worldwide.
Torres was integral in the club winning the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, despite receiving criticism for a comparatively low goal-scoring record. The following season he scored in the final of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League, helping Chelsea to win the competition for the first time. On 15 May 2013, Torres won the UEFA Europa League with Chelsea, joining team-mate Juan Mata to become the first players to have held all 4 of the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and the European Championships simultaneously.
With arrival of Jose Mourinho back to Chelsea, El Niño (The Kid in Spanish) as he was once known has stared to prove his worth in the Chelsea team, after scoring two goals against Schalke 04 on tuesday night in the Champions league,Jose Mourinho kept faith with Torres up front and Chelsea began brightly as they looked to test a defence marshalled by Nastasic and debutant Martin Demichelis in the absence of injured captain Vincent Kompany.