Fernando Torres has been ruled out for three weeks with an adductor injury, while Liverpool have confirmed Xabi Alonso has broken a metatarsal.

Torres' injury is different to the problem he picked up while on international duty.

Midfielder Alonso is also facing a spell on the sidelines after an X-ray revealed he had fractured the fourth metatarsal in his left foot.

Both players were injured in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Sunday along with Javier Mascherano.

A Liverpool spokesman told the club's website: "A scan this morning has shown a tear to a different adductor muscle to his original injury and we expect Fernando to be out for about three weeks.

"As for Xabi Alonso, an X-ray showed a fracture to the fourth metatarsal in his left foot.

"Xabi will be seen by a consultant tomorrow after which we will have a much better idea of the timescales involved.

"With regards to Javier Mascherano, he had an x-ray which has showed no bone injury, but he will receive intensive treatment on extensive bruising in his foot."