Firmino Doubt for Barcelona Tie
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Roberto Firmino will be assessed ahead of this week’s Champions League tie against Barcelona on Wednesday.
The Brazilian missed Friday night’s 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Anfield due to a muscle injury, which could also keep him from the first leg against Barca.
“Now, the official diagnosis is he has a small tear in a small muscle, so apart from the word ‘tear’ everything else is positive,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.
“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.”