Torres passed fit for Benfica clash

The Spaniard was seen with an ice pack on his knee after being

controversially substituted against Birmingham on Sunday. Manager

Rafael Benitez is forced to make a change in defence with left-back

Emiliano Insua, who is carrying a knock anyway, suspended and Fabio

Aurelio (thigh) still out. Ryan Babel is also banned after his

sending off in the 2-1 first-leg defeat in Lisbon last week, Martin

Skrtel (foot) remains sidelined and Maxi Rodriguez is ineligible.

Youngster Martin Kelly (knee) has a knock and Albert Riera is

frozen out after his outspoken criticism of Benitez. Liverpool

(from): Reina, Johnson, Kyrgiakos, Carragher, Gerrard, Lucas,

Benayoun, Torres, Kuyt, Aquilani, Agger, Mascherano, Ngog, Degen,

El Zhar, Pacheco, Plessis, Ayala, Cavalieri.