Everton v LIVERPOOL: Rafa Benitez sweats over Fernando Torres' fitness ahead of derby

27 November 2009 03:08
Fernando Torres will have a fitness test on Saturday  to see whether he is fit enough to be considered for a place in Liverpool's squad against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Torres has been having treatment on his serious groin injury, and has done light training this week under the control of Liverpool's fitness coaches.

Clinical: Torres (left) to be assessed before match

Winger Ryan Babel is still out with an ankle injury, but Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani is likely to be on the substitutes' bench. Glen Johnson, Albert Riera and Yossi Benayoun, who have all struggled with injuries over the past week, should be in the squad.

Provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Aurelio, Insua, Dossena, El Zhar, Aquilani, Gerrard, Mascherano, Lucas, Benayoun, Riera, Kuyt, Ngog, Cavalieri, Spearing, Torres.

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Source: Daily_Mail