13 Sep 2008

Torres and Gerard passed fit to face Manchester United

6:17 am on 13 September 2008

The Liverpool football players Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard have both been unexpectedly passed fit for the Premier League game against champion Manchester United at Anfield this weekend.

Gerrard has recently undergone groin surgery while Torres pulled a hamstring in a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa two weeks ago and after missing Spain's World Cup qualifiers the striker was also expected to be out for at least another week.

Gerrard said last week that it was vital for Liverpool to start taking points from the likes of United and Chelsea if they were to mount a serious title challenge.