Jurgen Klopp gives latest Liverpool FC injury update on Roberto Firmino

The Liverpool FC manager gives an update on Roberto Firmino's fitness status ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby

Roberto Firmino (Photo: Adidas)
Roberto Firmino (Photo: Adidas)

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Roberto Firmino is in contention to feature in Liverpool FC’s derby clash against Everton on Sunday.

The Brazil international was forced off in the first half of Liverpool FC’s goalless draw with Manchester United last weekend due to an injury problem.

Firmino was replaced by Divock Origi for the midweek visit of Watford and the Belgium international got on the score-sheet in the 5-0 win at Anfield.

The 27-year-old has scored nine goals and has made four assists in 26 games in the Premier League this season to contribute to their title challenge.

Former Liverpool FC captain John Barnes emphasised the importance of Firmino to Liverpool FC in an interview with The Sport Review last month.

And the Merseyside outfit can ill-afford to be without the player who is the link man between the attack and midfield.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference at Melwood ahead of Liverpool FC’s trip to Goodison Park on Sunday, Klopp gave an update on Firmino:

“He was out there in the running [on Thursday] but we have to see how he reacts. I will see him in a few minutes for the first time since [Thursday].

“He is very positive, that’s Bobby’s nature. We have to see. I don’t see any other player – OK, we have maybe two or three more of them – being even in contention for that game after the little problem he had.

“It looks really good but if he will be ready for Sunday, I don’t know in this second.”

Firmino moved to Liverpool FC in a £29m deal from Hoffenheim in the 2015 summer transfer window under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The Brazilian forward has lost League Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals since his move to the Anfield outfit.

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