Rafa delivers Torres boost
Rafa Benitez has revealed that Fernando Torres and Alvaro Arbeloa could return against Real Madrid.
By Rob Carragher
Last Updated: 06/03/09 2:43pm
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has revealed that Fernando Torres and Alvaro Arbeloa could be in contention for a return against Real Madrid.
Both players are desperate to make the clash - Arbeloa to face his former employers, and Torres to try and get one over on his old rivals from his Atletico Madrid days.
Torres had been suffering from an ankle injury and Arbeloa a hamstring problem, but despite this, Benitez has moved to declare the pair as possible inclusions for the second leg tie with the Spanish giants.
"Fernando is improving but it's still too soon to say if he'll be fit," the Reds boss told the club's official website.
"He is working hard with the physios and we now have two or three more training sessions before we have to make a decision.
"I think he can be close but each player is different. We just have to wait and see.
"Arbeloa is much the same as Torres and we will try to push him harder over the next couple of days."
One player less likely to return, but still in with a slim chance of making the Madrid tie is defender Daniel Agger, who has been suffering from back problems.
Benitez added: "It will be harder for Agger but he too is working hard with the physios. All three could be close."