Hitman Torres left at home as Liverpool travel to Budapest for big showdown

23 November 2009 12:48
Fernando Torres stayed behind, as expected, on Monday as Liverpool flew out to Hungary for their Champions League clash with Debrecen.

The Spain striker has remained on Merseyside for treatment on his groin injury.

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Manager Rafael Benitez told the club's website: 'We thought it would be two or three weeks and he's only 12 or 13 days into that so there's no point in him going.

'The next few days will decide if he is fit for Everton (on Sunday), but at this moment there are no guarantees.'

Liverpool need to beat Debrecen to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive, although a victory would be rendered meaningless if Fiorentina beat Lyon.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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