I think it's one of the most desperate transfers of modern times, pure panic buy at a silly price. As you say, half a season in the Prem. Although, he's scored more, assisted more and has a goals-to-minutes ratio superior to Torres!
Also, the following superstars outscored him last season:
Peter Whittingham (renowned goal machine)
Nicky Maynard (had to look up who he even played for!)
Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe sensation)
Charlie 'Liverpool' Adam
There's no question though, as amusing and desperate as I find it, that Suarez, Carroll and Adam would be very impressive.