Robbie Keane has backed his former strike partner Fernando Torres to rediscover his touch in front of goal sooner rather than later.
Republic of Ireland international Keane played alongside Torres during their time together at Liverpool.
The Spaniard was at the peak of his powers during his stay on Merseyside, but has struggled to reproduce that form since making a £50million move to Chelsea in January 2011.
Torres has been unable to find the target on a regular basis throughout his time with the Blues and has netted just twice in 21 Premier League appearances this season - leading to him being dropped from the Spain squad for a friendly date with Venezuela on Wednesday.
Remarkably, Keane, who recently completed a loan spell at Aston Villa, can better Torres' record this season having grabbed three goals in six outings for Villa.
The experienced frontman is at a loss to explain the troubles being experienced by his former colleague, but is confident a player of Torres' ability will soon be terrorising defences once again.
"I don't know the reasons, to be honest with you. All I can say is he's a top player and his record speaks for itself," said Keane.
"At this moment in time, it's not going too well for him, he's not scoring, but whether it's the system of the team or that his confidence has gone, I'm not really too sure.
"I can only judge him on when I played with him and how good he was and the goals he scored.
"Maybe the manager chopping and changing all the time hasn't helped him. There's no question he is certainly low on confidence.
"But he is a great, great fella and I really wish he turns it around - and I am sure he will, there is no question about it.
"What he has done since he came to England, taking away the time at Chelsea, what he has done has been brilliant and his goalscoring record speaks for itself.
"I just hope he can get back to scoring goals like he does - I think everyone wishes that whether you are a Chelsea fan or not."