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Chelsea's Terry: Liverpool can't handle Torres, Gerrard absence

Chelsea skipper John Terry says Liverpool struggle without star pair Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. Liverpool, who trail Chelsea and Manchester United by six and seven points respectively, have relied heavily on the duo over the past two years, but Terry feels they are now paying the price.

When asked if Rafa Benitez's men will be out of the title race if they lose against United, Terry said: "I'm not sure, but when Stevie and Torres get injured they seem to be very short in the squad they've got.

"We're very fortunate at Chelsea. Since Roman Abramovich came, we have had a lot of strength in depth in the squad - like with Salomon Kalou scoring twice against Atletico with Didier Drogba being out.

"People said we would struggle without Didier, but we didn't. If you take Torres of their team, who do they bring in? It's difficult.

"We have players that are not here only to make up the numbers, but players that are fighting and working hard every day in training to come in and really prove themselves."



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