So Liverpool are pot-less, clueless, manager-less, and can no longer offer Champions League football (and possibly won't for a few years to come). So, what chances do they have of keeping Torres happy?
Anfield needs replacing and it is now 20 years since they have won the league title, so none of that will help convince the Spanish star to stay one more year.
Also, the reports in the UK press reported that the man brought in to sell the club, Martin Broughton, let slip the fact that Liverpool is expecting at least three years of upheaval before the corner is turned. Why, thank you for the tip, Martin!
The world and his wife knew that Benitez was leaving months ago, and so with Torres it seems the writing is very much on the wall.
Real Madrid doesn't stand a chance of getting him as he is a confirmed Atletico man. Barca are looking elsewhere for the big name after Villa's arrival.
There really only seem to be two clubs in the frame—Chelsea and Manchester City. So which one is he likely to choose?
Chelsea seem like favourites as they have Champs League in the bag, but perhaps that's not enough anymore. Perhaps he wants to be remembered for doing something special at a club that has underachieved for many years.
After all, isn't that why he pitched up at Anfield in the first place?