Both players are suffering from groin injuries, but Benitez says surgery is not on the agenda.
He said: "The experience I have had for many years with this sort of problem is to carry on and see how players react. Some can play all season with the problem, some need to stop and rest. They are all different.
"Torres is the one who can play. He has been in pain but he wants to play for the team, he has a great mentality. I believe we can carry on with him.
"Let us see how we do in the next game, then they will have 15 days of the international break to get fit, then let's see how they are after that."