Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury during Wednesday’s 1-0 Champions league victory over Real Madrid.
Former Atletico icon Torres soldiered on until the 61st minute of the first leg of the last 16 encounter, when he was replaced by Dutch international Ryan Babel.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez expects his star forward to miss Saturday’s Premier League trip to Middlesbrough and admits he could be a doubt for the home meeting with Sunderland on Tuesday.
The Liverpool boss said: “With Torres, we don’t know. Probably, he will miss some games.
“We have one game in three days’ time (at Middlesbrough) so it will be difficult for him to be ready.”