After a few more goal-filled seasons, Torres was on his way to Chelsea for £50 million.
Despite his hefty price tag and even higher expectations, Torres struggled to recall the form that made him so sought-after in the first place.
However, a good end to last season and a great start to this season has given us a glimpse of the old Torres.
But is it the "old" Torres?
The old Torres was good, but maybe—just maybe—this Torres could be better.
Here are five reasons why this could be El Nino's best season ever.