Torres moved to Chelsea on transfer deadline day.
"I'm not going to criticise him, we bought him for 20 odd million we sold him for 50. Whether people agree with how he's gone, supporters can't deny he was an absolutely fantastic player for Liverpool," he told talkSPORT.
"His goals record was up there with the greats - Rush, Aldridge, Fowler, Owen. Unfortunately he decided to do that but that's football, players move on and we have to accept that now and not criticise Torres but use our energies to get behind the two new boys."