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Torres injury blow to Liverpool

Fernando TorresAs if losing to Reading in the FA Cup was not bad enough, now comes news that three Liverpool players suffered injuries in the game.

The biggest loss is Fernando Torres, who being substituted damaged cartilage in his right knee, and will be out of action for six weeks.

Steven Gerrard will miss two weeks through injury while Yossi Benayoun will be out for four weeks.

According to the Liverpool web site:

“Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres both underwent scans earlier today. Steven has a hamstring strain and will be out for a fortnight, while Fernando has torn a cartilage in his right knee. The injury will require surgery and he is expected to be sidelined for six weeks. Yossi Benayoun also suffered a fractured rib in the game and will be unavailable for between three and four weeks.”

Big loss for Liverpool to overcome as they try to keep in touching distance of Manchester City who are currently sitting in that al important 4th Champions League spot.