Jurgen Klopp issues Roberto Firmino injury update ahead of PSG clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits striker Roberto Firmino could miss the Reds’ Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Firmino picked up an eye injury after a clash with Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Wembley on Saturday.

Although there is no lasting damage, Tuesday night may come too quick for the Brazilian who has enjoyed an impressive start to the season.

Klopp said: "He couldn’t play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow. It is good news it will be close. It was a big relief for all of us.


“Everyone saw the picture after the game. We were all shocked. When we had pictures of him in hospital it was a big relief.

“He will be fine, we just don’t know exactly when. Another 30 hours roundabout to the game. We will see how it develops.”

If Firmino is unavailable, Daniel Sturridge will lead the line for Liverpool .

Although both players played in the Under-23s against Swansea on Saturday, Klopp also confirmed Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke will not feature against PSG.

“We have new injury concerns," he explained. "We tried to give Divock and Dom a bit of practice [for the U23s]; they used it, they scored, but it looks like both of them will not be available for tomorrow.

“It’s not too serious. Div has a little bit of an ankle [injury]. He tried this morning and didn’t really work out too well, so he will try again tomorrow morning. With Dom, we have to see. He got a knock and we will see how that develops.

“So not good news in the moment, but we have a lot of players available and when I saw the players yesterday, there were not any other issues.”

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