Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is in danger of missing Saturday's Merseyside derby after choosing his international commitments ahead of returning to Anfield on the weekend.

Torres missed Spain's 3-1 Euro win in Denmark on Saturday after picking up a thigh strain in training.

But the £21.5million striker, 23, chose to watch his team-mates instead of returning to Anfield.

Torres was then forced to travel with the Spanish squad to Finland early yesterday before finally finding a direct flight to England at 4pm.

Kop medics will decide later today whether he can play at Everton on Saturday.

But Spain's doctor Genaro Borras said: "He wants to play in the next game."