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Crocked Torres skips Liverpool return to stay with Spain

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."

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