Klopp Reveals Late Call To Include Match Winner Firmino As A Sub
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Roberto Firmino had “no chance” of being included in the squad to face PSG on Monday after a sickening eye injury sustained against Spurs on Saturday.
The Brazilian was eventually included on the bench and came on to net a dramatic stoppage time winner against the Ligue 1 champions at Anfield. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said he was convinced Firmino would play no part until hours before the game.
“The day before yesterday it was no chance, yesterday it didn’t look really well and we had only one session, which we used, and that was this morning,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.
“Bobby tested a little bit and then he went in and you think it’s the moment when you have to show faith in the squad. Yes, when you have Bobby Firmino available, you actually always think ‘come on, bring him’, but it was nice to see how Daniel performed tonight and he paid 100 per cent back.
“That’s so cool for him, for us, such a big, important sign. And how I said, bringing Bobby in after 70 minutes is a nice tool, to be honest, I really like that. So it was good.”