Jurgen Klopp gives update on Roberto Firmino’s return date confirmed
The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the return date for the reds Talisman Roberto Firmino‘s return to full training, with the Brazilian international missing five games due to a groin injury.
Firmino has been sidelined since the 2-0 win against Inter Milan in the Champions League round of 16 at San Siro, which saw him come off the bench to score the opener at the Anfield outfit.
Liverpool have adjusted well in his absence with Diogo jota stepping up in his place, scoring 11 goals, and lifting the League Cup, but his return to the fold will be much-welcomed.
And despite Firmino being ruled out of the clash with West Ham, Klopp has revealed that he could be back involved for the second leg against Inter on Tuesday night.
“Bobby is looking good, but not good enough for the weekend,” he told reporters on Friday.
“I think the plan is that he trains on Sunday first time [for the] full [session]. That sounds, then, doable for Tuesday.”
Firmino will likely take a place on the bench for the Champions League last-16 decider, with his comeback boosting Klopp’s attacking options further.
However, Sadio Mane has taken up the No. 9 in recent weeks and impressed, which could give Firmino a new challenge to consider when he is back fit, having already seen Jota battle for a spot up front.
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