Torres injury latest: “Not serious”

Liverpool are waiting on news from Madrid on the extent of Fernando Torres injury picked up in yesterday’s World Cup Final victory over Holland for Spain.

The Reds striker pulled up with the problem just minutes before the end of Spain’s dramatic extra time win over the Dutch. He and the rest of the Spain squad flew back to the Spanish capital today.

Dr Peter Brukner, Head of Medicine and Sport Science at Liverpool, says he is hopeful Torres’ injury won’t rule him out of action for long.

He said, “We’ve been in touch with the Spanish medical team and they don’t think it’s too serious. It’s an adductor muscle injury but they’ve not had a chance to assess it today.

“Fernando will have a proper assessment and probably a scan tomorrow and some of the Liverpool medical staff will go to Madrid later in the week to fully assess the injury and organise his rehab. At this stage we don’t think it’s too serious.

“We can’t say too much more at the moment until it is properly assessed.”

The new Premier League season starts for Liverpool on Sunday, August 15th, with a pre-season campaign kicking off next weekend.