Torres has been out since suffering a knee injury in the shock FA Cup loss to Reading last month.
The Spaniard is reportedly making good progress in his recovery but Benitez insists any claims he could feature at Manchester City a week on Sunday are premature.
Not ready: Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez believes it's too early for Torres to return
'I think it will be too early,' Benitez told the club's official website.
'He is training with the physios and the fitness coach, but he's still not involved with the team. We will see next week how he progresses.'
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