Friday 27 April 2018

Torres in Atletico race

LIVERPOOL striker Fernando Torres is struggling to be fit for what would be an emotional return to Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

The striker spent yesterday in Barcelona in the care of surgeon Ramon Gugat, who examined the knee injury that has plagued him throughout the season.

Liverpool said in a statement that Torres "will continue to receive treatment over the next few days -- with the injury being reassessed later this week".

Torres, who missed the goalless draw with Fulham, is unlikely to be risked in Monday's encounter with West Ham at Anfield but Rafael Benitez would hope to start him at Torres' former home, the Vicente Calderon, on April 22.

Irish Independent

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