Here's a little info:
August 3, 2010 - Fernando Torres commits his future to Liverpool after speculation he would look to move on. He said: "My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead." (source: skysports.com)
January 2011 -Liverpool are 19 points behind Manchester United, 14 behind Arsenal. If United and the Gunners win their games in hand, it will be 22 points and 17 points behind each of them respectively.
January 28, 2011 - Torres handed in transfer request to leave for Chelsea.
5 months passed since Torres declared his absolute commitment and loyalty. Now he's trying to jump away from a sinking ship that is Liverpool to guarantee himself a spot in the champions league and a bigger paycheck.