Rafa hopes to have foreign legion

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Rafael Benitez is crossing his fingers that a solution can be found to the administrative wrangle that threatens to make Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel bystanders at the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

A major part of Benitez´s extensive summer recruitment campaign, both Torres and Babel were prevented from featuring in the 3-1 win over South China on Tuesday night after Liverpool failed to gain international clearance.

"There was a problem with the international clearance," confirmed Benitez. "It is clear the matter caused us a problem because we ended up with Sami (Hyypia) in midfield.

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