Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the club will miss the services of striker Roberto Firmino for some time due to a hamstring injury.
The Brazilian international had to be withdrawn from the field of play in the second half of their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night despite having only been brought on at the halfway mark for Sadio Mane.
🗣️ “Offensively we were incredibly clinical for the two goals… In the end it’s 2-0, if Bobby [Firmino] hadn’t gone off with a hamstring [injury] everything would have been perfect.”
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The move will be ablow for Jurgen Klopp who currently has midfielder Naby Keita on the sidelines with another injury.
While Firmino might be out, Klopp expects Diogo Jota to fill in the void left by the Brazilian with the Portuguese always proving capable of coming up with goals every time he has been called upon.
Despite the setbacks of Firmino and Keita, Klopp will be thrilled with the news that Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara are ready for the business end of the season with the latter coming on for the Brazilian international at the 60-minute mark in their Wednesday win.