Torres out for up to 15 days
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Liverpool on Thursday confirmed that Spanish international striker Fernando Torres will be out for "between 10 and 15 days" after injuring his right hamstring.

Torres was already expected to miss Saturday's English Premier League match against Wigan, next week's trip to face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and the following Sunday's crunch fixture at Chelsea.

The scan confirmed that the UEFA EURO 2008 winner will be out for at least ten days after doctors detected a tear in his right hamstring suffered in Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifying win in Belgium on Wednesday.

Torres, who went off after just 16 minutes of the match, has been joined on the Anfield injury list by Dutch attacker Ryan Babel, who sprained his left ankle in his country's win over Norway.

Reds spokesman Ian Cotton said: "A scan on Fernando Torres has shown a tear in his right hamstring which will sideline the player for between 10 and 15 days. Ryan Babel has sprained his left ankle, and is a major doubt for Wigan on Saturday."