Monday, 16 July 2007

Torres to make Liverpool debut on Tuesday

Liverpool's record £20 million signing Fernando Torres is set to make his debut for his new club in a pre-season friendly in Switzerland on Tuesday.

The former Atletico Madrid striker, who has moved to Anfield on a six year contract, is expected to shake off a slight ankle injury and face Werder Bremen in Grenchen.
Manager Rafael Benitez said on Monday: "We had to wait for Fernando because he started training after the other players.

"We also needed to check his ankle but I think he'll be okay for our next game." Torres could link up with former Bayer Leverkusen striker Andriy Voronin. The Ukrainian marked his first start of the club with a fine display in the defeat of Crewe on Saturday in a friendly.

Benitez said: "We know that Voronin is going to be another option for us. He has good game intelligence, he plays well between the lines and he has a lot of quality." (Reuters)

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