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Liverpool's Torres a week away

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is out of tomorrow's derby against Everton - and could miss next week's Champions League tie with Besiktas.

Torres got a thigh strain training with Spain last week but told Reds boss Rafa Benitez to count on him for the Everton game.

But Spain's doctors have told Torres, 23, to rest for 10 days - ruling him out of the Goodison clash.

A close pal revealed to The Sun: "Fernando had a tremendous desire not to miss this game, he knows it means a lot to the fans.

"He wanted to be there for the team but he realised he wasn't fit and was very disappointed.

"He is now targeting the trip to Istanbul although the game against Arsenal a week on Sunday is a more realistic prospect."

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