He now has a chance to heap misery on the pair, and to make the FA Cup fourth-round replay at Stamford Bridge even tastier he will face Frank Lampard – one of the players he modelled himself on.
He said: “Frank was one of my heroes. He and Stevie Gerrard were the stand-out players for me.
"It’s the same with Torres. He was brilliant when I watched Liverpool.
"I don’t know what it would mean for Benitez if we won. I think he’s under a bit of pressure, but I still hope we get the win.”