UCL: Klopp hopeful Firmino will be fit to face Barca


Roberto Firmino

Liverpool manager,Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that Firmino will recover in time for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter final against Barcelona.

Speaking after Friday’s heavy defeat of Huddersfield, the Reds boss said Roberto Firmino status is not certain he will be fit he’s not to be ruled out of contention just yet

Firmino, 27, missed his side’s 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Friday due to a muscle injury and has not fully recovered as his side prepares to visit Camp Nou for the first leg of their semi-final against Barca

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“Bobby trained yesterday ‘Thursday’ completely normally. It was not high intensity, we just had to work on set-pieces a little bit and here and there a couple of things,” he told a news conference.

“I didn’t see it in training, it happened in the last situation of training and he felt a muscle a little bit.

“Now, the official diagnosis is he has a small tear in a small muscle, so apart from the word tear everything else is positive.

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“It is Bobby, so he might be ready for Wednesday, but we obviously don’t know in the moment. Because it is him, it’s rather likely that [he will be] than not, but we will see.

“So, of all the bad news you can get it is pretty much the best, but it’s still bad enough that he couldn’t play tonight,he said.


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