Benitez reckons Torres will be delighted to finally get a day off after starting a staggering 31 games already this season.
He said: “Fernando is happy to see good players signing because it means we can win more games.
“I was talking with him in the last couple of weeks and he said we needed more bodies. We know he is playing too many games but we couldn’t rotate him like we could with other areas of the squad because we did not have many options in attack.
“With Daniel Sturridge leaving, having Fernando as the only main striker was always a problem.
“So Demba is a good option for us because I can manage both strikers and hopefully it will good for both of them.
“It is one thing if Torres needs it, but it’s good for the team to have players competing for their places because you can keep everyone on their toes.”