striker a doubt

Benitez faces Torres dilemma, Gerrard hope

February 7, 2009
By Soccernet staff
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has admitted that playing Fernando Torres against Portsmouth on Saturday would be a risk, but also indicated Steven Gerrard could return to action sooner than expected.

Torres has already suffered three hamstring injuries this season and is still to get back to full match fitness since returning from his last lay-off. He was noticeably lethargic in the FA Cup defeat at Everton in midweek.

With Robbie Keane sold back to Spurs and Gerrard expected ...

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