The Reds suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season last weekend, when they threw away a goal lead to lose 2-1 at White Hart Lane. Rafael Benitez was far from happy that his team didn’t kill Spurs off by getting that all-important second goal, and it’s clear that they have been missing a certain hotshot in the last few weeks.
Not for much longer, it appears, with the Reds’ Spanish manager confident that Fernando Torres will return to the team for the visit of West Brom. It’s not a bad match for a comeback, with Liverpool expected to win the match comfortably against one of the league’s rookies. Sky Sports reports that Rafa will once again leave the final decision to his player.
He said: “I believe Torres will be ready for the West Brom game at the weekend.
“It all depends on Fernando, he was not happy with his fitness so he did not play against Atletico.
“He said he was not confident, so you cannot take any risks with a hamstring injury.
“I will talk to the player during the rest of the week to see how he is after each training session. But I will also talk with the physio and the doctor for their view. But how Fernando feels will be the key.”
It’s impossible for Liverpool to win the Premier League title this season unless Fernando Torres is fit for the most part. Indeed, many would argue that they’ll still fail to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the line even with their prolific forward. Just how important is the Spaniard to the team, and do you expect him to score on his return?