December 4th, 2008

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Torres Could Be Out For the Year

The Reds' star striker looks likely to sit out until January as he seeks specialized treatment on his problem hammy.


Liverpool's attacking woes are set to continue as Fernando Torres appears almost certain to be out of action for the rest of the year, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spanish striker, who steered his country to victory in EURO 2008 during the summer, pulled up sore after last week's 1-0 Champions League over Olympique Marseille and was subsequently diagnosed with a recurrence of his reoccurring hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old had already suffered two similar setbacks since the start of the season. He was forced off the field against Aston Villa at the end of August, and lasted just 17 minutes in la Roja's World Cup qualifier against Belgium in October.
Torres jetted to his homeland this week to visit a specialist in Barcelona, and it seems highly unlikely that he will return to action within the next fortnight as was initially predicted.
It is a less than welcome development for the Merseysiders, who have lacked firepower in recent outings as Robbie Keane continues to struggle out-of-position due the lack of a ready-made replacement for El Nino.

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BBC SPORT ALSO REPORTING ON TORRES INJURY

Liverpool hit by Torres setback

Fernando Torres
Torres flew to Spain in the week to seek specialist advice

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres looks set for an increased injury lay-off because of a damaged hamstring.

Torres, 24, had been expected to be out of action for two weeks but has now been told by specialists that he will be out for at least four weeks.

The Spaniard suffered the injury during the Champions League victory against Marseille at Anfield on 26 November.

"We first said two to three weeks but do not want to put a time on it now," said Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.

"He will come back when he is ready. We will not rush him back.

"We want to resolve this problem once and for all and we will make sure we do that."

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Torres has been plagued by hamstring problems over the past 18 months, suffering the injury five times in that period.

Liverpool are currently analysing his training schedule with both club and country in an attempt to resolve the problem.

Benitez had questioned the Spain training regime and believes it could be the cause of his injury.

"He has been injured now three times while with the national team and it is something we have to analyse," he stated.

"We knew they were doing something that is maybe not the best for the player."

It had been hoped he would return by mid December but Torres will now miss Premier League games against Blackburn, Hull, Arsenal and Bolton and Tuesday's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven.

He could return for the trip to Newcastle on 28 December.

Liverpool have struggled in recent weeks in the absence of last season's top scorer, with new signing Robbie Keane still finding his form since his £20m move from Tottenham in the summer.

The Reds currently top the Premier League but have drawn their last two home games without scoring a goal.

Torres himself is committed to returning to the side to boost their title credentials.

He said: "The only thing to do is to get on with the rehabilitation and make sure that I come back when I am ready and not too soon."