Atletico host Chelsea in the first-leg of their Champions League semi.
"Torres is someone that really likes the club, really likes the people, really has all these good memories," said Simeone of the former Atletico captain.
"Tomorrow I think he'll probably play. I hope before the match and I'm sure he'll receive the ovation that he deserves. He's really loved by the club.
"I hope that for him they recognise him, like they did in Monaco.
"Deep down Torres is one of us, one of Atletico Madrid."
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