No date put on Torres return

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has warned fans not to expect a swift return of striker Fernando Torres after his latest injury setback.

The Spanish striker pulled up with the hamstring injury that has plagued him this season during Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory over Marseille in the Champions League at Anfield.

Although Torres played the full 90 minutes, tests after the match showed he had sustained more damage to the injury and reports last night suggested he will be out until the festive fixtures.

But Benitez told the club’s official web site today, “You cannot guarantee when he’ll be back. I was with him and the physios two minutes ago and he’s already working. But it always depends on the player.

“It’s a blow especially because we lost him before and we’ve been talking about the understanding between him and Robbie Keane, and him and Steven Gerrard.

“It’s important not to put too much pressure on it and for him to keep working.”

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