Liverpool have been handed a boost with the news that Fernando Torres has returned to training.

The Spanish star was expected to be sidelined for up to three weeks with the adductor injury he picked up in the draw with Arsenal at the end of last month.

The former Atletico Madrid man has made a quicker than expected return to training and he was a surprise face at the club's training ground on Monday as they prepare for Tuesday's crucial UEFA Champions League clash with Besiktas.