Torres facing club versus country row

Torres is certain to be picked for Spain’s involvement in this summer’s Confederations Cup, but Liverpool wants the striker to get a long holiday.

A Kop source told News of the World: “The Confederations Cup is the last thing Fernando needs this summer. It means he won’t get the long holiday and rest he needs.

“No one will try to stop Fernando playing in the competition but everyone hopes he’ll make a sensible decision if he’s not fully fit.”