Torres to miss Sunderland duel

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will be sidelined again when the Reds face Sunderland in Tuesday's Premier League match at Anfield.

The Spaniard missed Saturday's defeat at Middlesbrough with an ankle injury, which has not healed sufficiently for him to return for a game Liverpool have to win to keep their faint title hopes alive.

Manager Rafa Benitez, whose side are seven points behind leaders Manchester United having played a game more, will also be without defenders Alvaro Arbeloa, who has a hamstring problem, and Daniel Agger, who has a back injury.