Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits Fernando Torres' fitness this season could have decided their Premier League title chase.

Benitez said: "We have had some games this season that ended in draws which, had Fernando been playing, could have made a massive difference.

"With him and Gerrard on the pitch you know the team is much, much better."

Defender Jamie Carragher added: "Fernando is one of the greatest strikers in the world, he scored two fantastic goals against Blackburn and it has been really good to have him back in the side and fit.

"It is frustrating thinking what we could have done this season if he had been fit all the time."