Reds confirm Torres injury blow

However, the problem is only thought to be a strain and at the

moment Torres is still set to link-up with Spain ahead of their

international with Portugal next week. Liverpool have already been

in touch with Spain’s medical team and they have confirmed he will

travel to Lisbon next week. A Liverpool statement read: “Fernando

Torres sustained an ankle ligament strain during Saturday’s clash

with Stoke City – but the striker will still join up with the Spain

squad for their international with Portugal. “The Reds’ medical

team have been in contact with their Spanish counterparts to keep

them up to date on the 26-year-old’s condition. “Torres will have

the injury further assessed by the Spanish medical staff ahead of

the friendly in Lisbon on Wednesday.”