It appears that Fernando Torres will be sampling his first Merseyside derby on Sunday, with Rafael Benitez not only confirming that the Spaniard should be fit for this crucial fixture, but also hinting that he’s not likely to be rested either. Setanta reports that Liverpool’s manager continues to be slightly critical of the treatment his star striker received at Old Trafford, but is confident that they player can make an impact against their Merseyside rivals.
“We saw that every time he went for the ball on Sunday he was put under a lot of pressure, but at this moment I think he will be fit for Sunday,” said Benitez.
“He lost one day with Spain but he’s back now and I think he will be ready for the game, and hopefully he’ll then be available for us on Sunday.”
It’s clear that ‘El Nino’ can expect plenty of fierce tackling against Everton, let’s just hope that the passion of the players doesn’t spill over into something ugly, as we’ve seen in the past fortnight. It’s clear that Liverpool have formed something of a reliance on Torres as far as goals are concerned, will he be the difference between the two teams on Sunday?