Thursday, September 30, 2010

Torres Fit And Ready To Fire

Fernando Torres is fully fit and ready to start firing on all cylinders for Liverpool. That was the message from manager Roy Hodgson ahead of tonight's Europa League test against Utrecht, which will be music to Kopites' ears after seeing the talismanic striker largely frustrated in the opening six Premier League games. Questions had been raised over Torres' form and fitness after suffering a groin injury in the World Cup final but Hodgson has laid those concerns to rest and insists that Liverpool's medical team have kept tabs on his rehabilitation to avoid a recurrence of the problems. He said: "There is no reason now to separate Fernando from the rest of the group as he trains every day – I think the injury problems are behind him now and we can 't bring those up any more. "They were supposedly cleared up when he went to the World Cup. Because then he didn 't meet up to some people's expectations then there were theories about him being injured. "But really he was recovered from injury – the injury he picked up in the final was very minor and had cleared up when he got back to us. "We have been trying to keep a close eye on him. We do not want throw him into the deep end too often or too soon but certainly I wouldn 't dream of playing him if he wasn't right."

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