After being knocked out of the FA Cup by Reading the woes of Liverpool continue. Today they announced that Fernando Torres – who picked up a knock in that cup tie – will be out for six weeks. The Spanish striker requires knee surgery on a torn cartilage and will be greatly missed by The Reds who already seem short on strikers.
Steven Gerrard will also be facing a couple of weeks on the sidelines after straining his hamstring in the same match whilst Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun is looking at a month out due to a fractured rib.
Liverpool will certainly need to be busy in this transfer window if they are to replace these three star players and find their form – which has been lacking this season. They are now out of all competitions and can only hope for a top four finish in the Premiership. Bookmakers have taken note of their misfortunes and as of this morning they were offering odds of 4/1 for gaffer Rafa Benitez to lose his job before their next league game against Stoke.