Gerrard and Torres may have to go, admits Rafa

LIVERPOOL boss Rafael Benitez has admitted the club’s cash crisis could force him to sell star duo Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.

The Spaniard has always said he would never consider a bid for either of his star men, but confessed for the first time yesterday that a lack of funds may force his hand.

“We would have a conversation and decide what’s the best for the club,” said Benitez. “I’ve said before I want to keep the best players here because that means we can be closer to the top four.
They are the most important.

“We gave extensions to players because we want to keep the squad together.

“If you ask any manager in the world they will tell you they want more money and want to spend but at this moment we have to do what’s best for the club. That means managing the situation for each player and see what happens.”

Meanwhile, Reds striker Andriy Voronin yesterday joined Russian side Dinamo Moscow on a three-year contract.

The Ukrainian scored just five goals in 27 appearances for the club and was farmed out on loan to Hertha Berlin last season.