Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has assured Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez he will not risk Fernando Torres against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday if there is the slightest doubt over the striker's fitness.

Torres has had some problems in his adductor muscle over the past week but still played 53 minutes of Spain's victory over Armenia on Saturday.

There was a suggestion that Del Bosque could opt not to take the forward to Bosnia after allowing Carlos Puyol, Carlos Marchena, Xavi, Dani Guiza and Cesc Fabregas to pull out the squad.

"Torres is in very good hands here," Del Bosque told AS.

"Sunday he stayed at the hotel and did not train because we went to a pitch in which there was no stretcher."

He added: "He stayed at the hotel with the physios.

"(Liverpool manager) Rafa Benitez has called me and I reassured him. We will care very much for Torres, like the rest.

"I told him (Benitez) that we will treat Torres as if he was at Liverpool.

"If the boy is well and wants to play, he will play against Bosnia. And if he has any problem, he will not play.

"It's that simple."
 

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