Liverpool boss Benitez: Keane can cover Torres absence

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has no doubts big-money signing Robbie Keane can cover for Fernando Torres as the Spaniard recovers from a hamstring injury. Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv: "When we signed Robbie we were looking for a striker with experience in the Premier League, someone with quality who could score goals. "That is why we signed him, so hopefully now with him being on fire with the national team this will be an opportunity for him.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has no doubts big-money signing Robbie Keane can cover for Fernando Torres as the Spaniard recovers from a hamstring injury.

Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv: "When we signed Robbie we were looking for a striker with experience in the Premier League, someone with quality who could score goals.

"That is why we signed him, so hopefully now with him being on fire with the national team this will be an opportunity for him.

"It's important for the players when they go away to play well, and when they score goals it's great for their confidence. It's very good."

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