Liverpool ace to miss Man City clash

Torres has been struggling with a groin injury in recent weeks and is not expected to be fit for the game.

Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger should all be fit for action.

“Agger is okay. He had a small problem with his back but he’s training,” Benitez told the club’s official website.

“It was a very good decision from Denmark’s manager (to withdraw Agger) because he is much better now. I think he’ll be okay for the weekend.

“Johnson has been training. Not full sessions, but training, so hopefully he’ll be okay for the weekend too.

“Gerrard is doing well. He finished a full training session today, so if he can carry on then he’ll be okay as well.

“Fernando Torres is training with the physios, so I don’t think he’ll be available.”