Jurgen Klopp gives latest Liverpool FC injury update ahead of Watford clash
The Liverpool FC manager gives an update on Roberto Firmino ahead of their clash against Watford on Wednesday night
Jurgen Klopp has backed Roberto Firmino to make a swift return from injury after his substitution in Liverpool FC’s goalless draw at Manchester United on Sunday.
The 27-year-old was one of four casualties in the first half at Old Trafford in a stop-start Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.
Firmino was replaced by Daniel Sturridge in the 31st minute in a blow to Liverpool FC’s hopes of winning their game in hand over second-placed Manchester City.
The South American forward has scored nine times and has made four assists in 27 Premier League fixtures in the current campaign.
Liverpool FC will welcome Watford to Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday night when the Reds will look to make an immediate return to winning ways.
Speaking at his post-match media conference at Old Trafford on Sunday about Firmino’s injury, Klopp said:
“Unfortunately, I have no clue. It was something with the ankle, that’s for sure.
“Bobby said at first he could carry on but then he showed it didn’t work.
“I don’t know exactly; it is Bobby, so it will be quicker than with all the others but first we have to know what it is exactly – and we don’t know at the moment.”
Liverpool FC are a point ahead of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League title race with 11 games to go in the title race.
Klopp’s men have only lost one game in the Premier League this season after a 2-1 loss to the defending champions at the Etihad Stadium back in January.
Liverpool FC are looking to win their first trophy under the former Borussia Dortmund manager after his appointment in October 2015.