Fernando Torres will miss tonight's Champions League match with Atletico Madrid at Anfield, after the striker's hamstring injury means Robbie Keane will start instead.

Torres, who has missed the last five matches through injury, is not even on the bench for Rafael Benitez's side, who will qualify for the last 16 if they beat the Spaniards and if PSV Eindhoven fail to beat French team Marseille.

Sergio Aguerro starts for Atletico, after he scored in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on the 23rd October.


Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Agger, Aurelio, Mascherano, Alonso, Kuyt, Gerrard, Riera, Keane.

Subs: Cavalieri, Dossena, Benayoun, Babel, Leiva Lucas, Ngog, Degen.


It's Aguero haha, and Kun is on the bench. We're playing Raul Garcia in centre midfield and only Forlan up top.

And yes, I'm a closet rojiblanco. Haha.

Atleti got robbed, that was never a penalty and Gerrard went over like a sack of spuds. Devastating for Atletico.

Scousers steal it...

Can't say I'm too surprised.

... to celebrate a mugging, too. :(

The fact they're getting results consistently without Torres is a worry.

Champions League team news - Liverpool v Atletico Madrid