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Liverpool confirm Torres out for "2-3 weeks"

Liverpool have confirmed Fernando Torres' latest hamstring injury will keep him on the sidelines for at least three weeks.

Torres will be out of action for two to three weeks with a hamstring strain picked up in the Champions League win over Marseille on Wednesday night.

The Spaniard completed 90 minutes at Anfield but underwent a scan on Thursday and is now set for another spell on the sidelines having only just returned from five weeks out with a similar problem.

Defender Fabio Aurelio will be out for a fortnight after picking up a calf problem in the same game.

A club spokesman told the Reds' official website: "Fernando has a strain in his right hamstring and will be out of action for between two and three weeks. Fabio has a calf strain in his left leg and will be out for two weeks."

Torres' latest setback will be a blow to manager Rafael Benitez, who was hoping the 24-year-old would be able to re-establish the partnership with skipper Steven Gerrard that worked so well last season.

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