This is the kind of news that either has you jumping for joy or hanging your head in despair, depending of course on whether or not you are a Liverpool FC fan – striker Fernando Torres needs a knee op and will be out of action for six weeks!

And, to add insult to injury (excuse the pun!) Steven Gerrard and Yossi Benayoun have also joined the injury list only further adding to Rafa's and the club's woes. Gerrard will miss two weeks with a hamstring problem and a fractured rib has side-lined Benayoun and all of the injuries were sustained during the FA Cup against Reading which, unless you've been living under a rock, you will know that Liverpool lost.

Clearly the three players will miss this weekend's match against Stoke and, more than likely, their next games with Tottenham and Wolves but Liverpool are hoping to have Gerrard back in time to face Bolton on the 30th of January.

As I said, this will either make you very happy or have you crying into your pint…