[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Fernando Torres underwent knee surgery Sunday night and will miss the remainder of the season for
Liverpool, putting his participation in the World Cup finals in doubt.
Liverpool expects him to be sidelined for six weeks.
Such a layoff would put Torres out until June 1, the deadline for World Cup teams to submit their 23-player rosters to FIFA.
But since Spain is in Group H, it doesn't start the World Cup until June 18, the latest date of any team in the tournament.