Rafael Benitez today admitted Fernando Torres is making good progress towards being fit for Saturday's Merseyside derby.
The Spanish striker is working with the Reds' medical team after suffering an adductor injury which ruled him out of his country's Euro 2008 qualifier with Denmark at the weekend.
"He is much better and improving," said Benitez today. "At the moment though it is too early to say anything about the weekend.
"It's always a risk when a player has an injury and we have to be careful. He is back with us now and working with the physios."
Fingers Crossed (YN)