Roberto Firmino injury: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopeful striker will play against Barcelona


Jurgen Klopp is optimistic that Roberto Firmino will probably be accessible to play in opposition to Barcelona subsequent week regardless of the striker lacking Liverpool’s win over Huddersfield Town.

Firmino was not risked for the 5-Zero win over Jan Siewert’s relegated aspect after struggling a minor groin harm in coaching.

The Brazil worldwide should now get well in an effort to play an element in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first legat the Camp Nou.

Klopp didn’t really feel Firmino may very well be included in his matchday squad on Friday evening however is assured that the issue isn’t critical.

“Bobby skilled [on Thursday] utterly regular,” stated Klopp. “It was not excessive depth. We needed to work on set-pieces a little bit bit and a few issues.

“I didn’t see [the injury] in coaching. It occurred after the final scenario in coaching, he felt a muscle a little bit bit.

“The official prognosis is that he has a small tear in a really small muscle. Other than the phrase ‘tear’ all the things is constructive.

“It’s Bobby, so he is perhaps prepared for Wednesday however we don’t know clearly for the time being. However as a result of it’s him, it’s fairly doubtless than not. We are going to see.

“Of all of the unhealthy information we might get, it’s most likely the most effective. However it’s nonetheless unhealthy sufficient that he couldn’t play tonight.”

Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool’s influential centre-half, appeared to harm his foot through the second half of Friday evening’s win however performed on and Klopp later stated the Dutchman was “all good”.

The victory noticed Liverpool return to the summit of the Premier League desk with 91 factors. Title rivals Manchester Metropolis could have an opportunity to maneuver again on prime at Burnley on Sunday.


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