The Dutchman said: "Torres is having an unbelievable season especially as he's coming from a foreign country and not speaking English very well.
"He's definitely a quality player and one of the best players in the league at the moment. He's one of the best in Europe.
"He's got everything, he's really quick and he's got a good finish and great ability. He's frightening for defenders to deal with.
"Definitely Fernando and Stevie G have a chance to be footballers of the year. They've done really good things this year for Liverpool."