With new Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson conceding defeat in his efforts to convince Torres to stay at Anfield, it is time the Reds prepared for life without their talismanic striker.
Hodgson told in an interview that he had done whatever he could to convince Torres but has failed in his efforts as Torres has some previous issues with the Mersyside management and unless those are sorted out it is likely that Torres will leave the Reds this season.
In light of his departure, Liverpool faces a void in their attacking front. Although they have signed the talented Milan Jovanovic, he lacks the class of Liverpool's Spanish legend.
In these slides we will look into the players whom Liverpool could sign as a replacement in case Torres leaves Anfield this season for greener pastures.
It has been reported that Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is lining up a bid for Atheletico Madrid's legendary striker Diego Forlan.
The 31-year-old Uruguayan striker has had an awesome World Cup in South Africa where his superb overall performance earned him the Golden Ball.
The in-form striker has been in top-class form for his club as well as his country. He scored 30 goals for his club last season and helped them become Europa champions.
Valued at around £15million he could be a very good signing for the Reds if they do get him. But given his age he can only be a temporary solution to Liverpool's problems up front.
The 23-year-old French striker has been extensively linked with a move to Anfield this transfer season.
The highly-rated youngster, who plays for French club OGC Nice, had an impressive season for his club where he scored 16 goals. His exploits have garnered interests from Europe's top flight clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool, and AC Milan.
Standing tall at 6'1/2" he has been touted by many as France's "next big thing." Though he primarily plays as a striker, he can also play comfortably in the right wing.
With his pacy runs up the channels, elegance and finishing, he is seen by many as the next Thierry Henry. He has huge physical presence which will be an added advantage for him in the Premier League.
He has huge potential to fill the qualities that were missing in Liverpool's attack last season.
Though West Ham and Fenerbahce have entered the race to sign the hugely talented youngster, Liverpool are still the favourites to land him.
The 26-year-old Dutch striker nicknamed "The Hunter" has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks.
The prolific Dutch striker, who has been compared with Dutch legends like Van Basten and Nistelrooy, is hugely talented and has superb technique and athleticism.
Though he is not as lightning-fast as his predecessors he has immense talents to overcome his weaknesses. The 6'1" striker is the perfect definition of a target man who can hold the ball at his feet and bring other players into play.
If opportunities are created for him he will deliver with goals galore. Liverpool are touted the favourites to land the Milan striker and it will not be a bad signing if they sign him this season.
The 27-year-old English striker has been linked with numerous transfer rumours in recent past.
The former Pompey player has been a regular for his team and had impressive 2009-10 season as he scored 24 goals for the Spurs.
He has been regarded by many as one of the best finishers in the world. He is quick, clinical, and has great attacking instincts that make him an asset for any club he plays for.
Although it seems unlikely that he will leave Spurs to join Liverpool, yet the Reds can try to sign the talented striker. He could turn out to be a great signing for the Merseyside outfit and will also help solve their problems in case Liverpool's Spanish hitman leaves.
The high-spending Manchester City have been on a buying spree this season and have already made transfers of more than £80 million.
City coach Roberto Mancini will look to sell numerous players to fund the extravagant transfers. One of the players set to get the axe is the sturdy bad boy Craig Bellamy.
The 31-year-old striker can also play as a winger with equal ease. He is what many might call an industrious player who likes to run with the ball and create chances rather than wait for them.
With another batch of fresh signings being lined up by City, Bellamy is speculated to be moving out of Eastlands. Tottenham Hotspur are seen as the favourites to land the ex-Liverpool player.
But if Liverpool makes a bid for their former player, he might be tempted by a move back to Anfield. But that too will be a temporary solution given his age.