Carragher this week refused to pander to the shirt-burning brigade by insisting he held no grudge against Torres for jumping ship.
Torres said: "Hopefully I can play, and he can too.
"I would like to play against him because he's a top player.
"I like playing against the best, as I liked to play against (John) Terry and (Rio) Ferdinand.
"I'm expecting a hard game. I know he's a big Liverpool fan. As a footballer, I'm sure he understands my decision.
"Plenty of my ex-team-mates have congratulated me for this move."