10 Mar 2009

Liverpool midfielder may be out for Real clash

6:37 am on 10 March 2009

The Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun is a serious doubt for their Champions League football tie with Real Madrid tomorrow after tearing a hamstring in training.

Benayoun scored the only goal when Liverpool beat Real 1-0 in Madrid in the first leg of the last 16 tie last month, but faces an anxious wait to see if he can play any part at Anfield after colliding with a team mate in training.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez says the player needed a scan to see how serious the injury was.