Liverpool are hopeful the injury sustained by Fernando Torres in the World Cup final isn’t as bad as first feared.
The Reds’ striker pulled up with what appeared to be a serious injury just seconds before the final whistle in Sunday night’s game, sparking fears he could be set for a lengthy lay-off.
But Dr Peter Brukner, the new Head of Medicine and Sports Science at Anfield, told: “We’ve been in touch with the Spanish medical team and they don’t think it’s too serious. It’s an adductor muscle injury but they’ve not had a chance to assess it today. Fernando will have a proper assessment and probably a scan tomorrow and some of the Liverpool medical staff will go to Madrid later in the week to fully assess the injury and organise his rehab. At this stage we don’t think it’s too serious. We can’t say too much more at the moment until it is properly assessed.”