The 28-year-old scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the Reds after completing a £20m move from Atlético Madrid to Anfield in 2007.
Gerrard and Torres combined to form one of the most deadly attacking partnerships in the Premier League during the Spaniard’s four seasons at the Merseyside outfit.
However, the former Atlético captain joined Chelsea in a record £50m move in January 2011, with Gerrard, who made his 600th Liverpool appearance against Newcastle, forming a double act with Torres’ replacement Luis Suárez.
“I think it’s an amazing achievement for him [to reach 600 games] and it is very well deserved,” said Torres.
“I enjoyed playing next to him for three-and-a-half seasons. It was probably the best time I have had on a football pitch. I am who I am now thanks to him because he showed me the way.
“So I am happy for him and I am sure that he will play much more than 600 games for Liverpool.”
He added: “He’s a winner. A captain.
“He is the kind of player that everyone loves. He helps all his teammates and he certainly helped me when I arrived at Liverpool. I think he is the type of player that everyone should have at a club.
“Hopefully everything is going very well for him.”
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