Babel is keen to 'ride tandem' with Torres after being denied the chance to form a strike partnership with him when Hodgson controversially backtracked on his decision to play the Spaniard against Utrecht.
Babel said: "I only found out Fernando wasn't playing an hour before kick-off.
"We were working together before the game.
"I've never played up front with Fernando and I was looking forward to it. Hopefully, it will happen soon."