Dalglish is now hoping to lift the fallen Spaniard.
But he actually predicted something like this might happen. In a chapter from his recently published memoirs, the 59-year-old raised concerns about Torres.
"His summers have been filled with Euro 2008, the Confederations Cup in 2009 and the World Cup in 2010," he wrote. "Those demands have taken a toll. Fernando is a thoroughbred footballer and nobody would exhaust a race horse like that."