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Torres ‘œ70%’ to fitness

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says that striker Fernando Torres has a 70% chance of playing in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against his former club, Athletico Madrid at Anfield.

The Spanish striker missed the chance to return to the Vicente Calderón two weeks ago when injury forced him out of the European tie.

But after missing five games for the Reds now, Torres’ fitness is looking sharp and Benitez hopes his £22million striker can feature against his former club tomorrow night.

Benitez told the club’s official web site, “Fernando has been working really, really hard and doing good work with the physios.

“He trained yesterday and will train again today and then we will see. I would say he has a 70 per cent chance of featuring in the game.

“Atletico Madrid was his first club and now he is with Liverpool – two big clubs with lots of fans who love him, so this is massive for him.”

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