Torres thrives on directness.
He also thrives on confidence as much as any striker i've seen; similar to what Owen was like.
His problem at Chelsea is that the build-up play is so lackadaisical that he doesn't know when to run, when the ball is coming to him etc. under Rafa, and why he holds the man in such high esteem, we played a high pressure, in your face style, where we got the ball and charged forward with it, looking to release Torres at the first given opportunity. Alonso to Gerrard in the hole, then onto Torres. It was majestic. and so often we won the ball high up the field, Torres was on his bike, and that would be that. and once he starts scoring, his confidence goes up, and you see a completely different player.
I think he'd thrive with Gerrard and Suarez in the same team. He wouldn't work with Carroll too well I don't think.
there's not much point pining though. i'd take him for £10-15m no problem though. In a heartbeat. Call me crazy too, but I think he'd jump at the chance of a return. The old owners disillusioned him and forced him out, nobody else.