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Liverpool boss Benitez: Torres made decision not to play

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits he left Fernando Torres with the decision not to play in last night's draw with Birmingham City.

Benitez revealed that Torres "did not feel confident to play."

But with an international break looming - Torres will play no part for Spain - Benitez said there would be no surgery for his star striker at this stage.

Torres is struggling with a groin problem, and Benitez said: "Torres was not confident, we have now started a three-week course of treatment and we will have to see how he reacts. We are not considering an operation yet."

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