The Spain international made his long-awaited comeback from a knee operation after five weeks out in a 15-minute substitute appearance in Sunday's goalless draw at Manchester City.
But, with their Barclays Premier League campaign of much more importance than their European exploits - where they hold a 1-0 lead from last week's first leg at Anfield - Benitez is taking a cautious approach with the 25-year-old.
No rush: Rafa Benitez will not start Fernando Torres against Unirea Urziceni
Torres is likely to be on the bench tomorrow night as he is eased back into the action, with a view to possibly starting at home to Blackburn on Sunday.
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