Veteran centre-half says Spaniard lacked effort prior to Stamford Bridge switch.
Fernando Torres did not give his best for Liverpool during his final months at the Anfield, according to former Reds teammate Jamie Carragher.
The Spanish striker joined Chelsea for a £50m in January 2011 after three-and-a-half seasons on Merseyside.
The 29-year-old scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the club and, despite various injury problems, reached double figures in each of his first three Premier League campaigns.
But the former Atletico Madrid star managed just 9 goals in 23 matches in the 2010/11 season, before making the switch to Stamford Bridge, and centre-half Carragher, who retired after 17 years at Liverpool this summer, has accused the forward of not giving his best.
“Fernando Torres, at times, wasn’t giving his best on the pitch at Liverpool,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, current Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is agitating for a move away from Anfield this summer but Carragher does not believe the Uruguayan would ever behave in the same manner as Torres.
“I don’t think that would happen with Luis Suarez ever. You know the type of player he is,” said Carragher.
Suarez has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer and the controversial striker has made no secret of his desire to move to Spain.
But Carragher believes there is still a chance Liverpool and its supporters would welcome back the former Ajax forward if he remains at the club.
“Real Madrid is a massive club and they’re in the Champions League but he loves Liverpool and he loves playing for Liverpool.
“But Liverpool can’t just accept Luis Suarez going. If you want him you’ve got to pay top dollar for him so they will reinvest.
“I don’t think he’s said anything too bad. He got a bit carried away with his comments, but he hasn’t said anything derogatory about Liverpool. He has said he’s interested in going to Real Madrid – and we all know he’d think that privately, as any player would.
“I wouldn’t get too carried away with the situation with Luis. He made some comments in Uruguay and was a bit naïve to think they wouldn’t come back here, but he hasn’t said anything too bad that can’t be sorted out when he comes back here.
“The Liverpool supporters would love him to stay, of course they would.”