The striker scored 72 goals in three seasons under Benitez, but has failed to hit the target in 11 matches since moving to Chelsea in January.
Benitez put his good working relationship with Torres down their ability to converse in Spanish, along with the player’s strong work ethic.
Former Anfield boss Benitez, who is out of work following a short stint at Internazionale, confirmed he is looking to return to management in the Premier League.
He also said he had turned down offers from abroad, such is his determination to return to English football.
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Rafa Benitez was speaking to Yahoo!’s ‘The Dugout’ through its partnership with the League Managers Association.