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Klopp Will Be Patient on Firmino Fitness

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will wait until the last minute before deciding on whether Roberto Firmino is fit to play Barcelona.

The Brazilian missed Friday’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield with a muscle problem, but has travelled to Barcelona for tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp says a decision has not yet been made as to whether he is fit enough to start the game.

“We all knew from the beginning it would be a race. We don’t have to make a decision today because there’s no game today, we can wait.

“It looked good so far but until tomorrow I have to make that decision – after lunchtime tomorrow. That’s what I will do.

“Of course, that’s what you have to do in a situation when it’s a race for one player, you have to prepare all the other things. That’s what we did.

“We had not too many sessions but we had this afternoon a very important one and tomorrow morning a little one.

“Then we should be prepared for the game. It’s all good. We have 23 with us to Barcelona, so enough choices for me to make. That’s what I will do.”


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