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Klopp To Make Late Firmino Call

Klopp To Make Late Firmino Call

Roberto Firmino appears to be winning his fight to be fit for tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg against Barcelona.

The Brazil forward, who missed last Friday’s Premier League victory over Huddersfield with a small muscle tear, was included in Jurgen Klopp’s 23-man squad for the Nou Camp clash.

Manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website on Tuesday: “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.

 

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It looked good so far, but I have until tomorrow to make that decision.” Midfielder Fabinho has been passed fit after he was forced to miss the 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield following a blow to the head in the previous game against Cardiff.

Klopp said: “Every human being needs time and he needed that time, but if the Huddersfield game had been a day later he could have played.” Rumours that forward Mohamed Salah had suffered an injury scare proved wide of the mark as the Egyptian played a full part in Tuesday’s session.

Adam Lallana, who has been sidelined with a muscle problem, was not included in the travelling squad.

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