Roberto Firmino of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Southampton, England.
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According to Sky Sports, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip have shaken off knocks picked up during the 2-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League.

Both Firmino and Matip missed Liverpool’s English Football League cup triumph over Leeds United over concerns about their fitness as both picked up small knocks at the weekend.

Jurgen Klopp cautiously chose to exclude the pair from Liverpool’s matchday squad for their midweek cup game against Leeds United and now Sky Sports claim that both are ready to return to the starting eleven for the trip down to Bournemouth.

Klopp and Liverpool fans alike will be very pleased to hear this particular piece of team news after scans revealed on Monday that Philippe Coutinho will miss over a month of football with ligament damage in his ankle.

Liverpool travel to the South Coast in fine fettle and currently sit second on the league table, a point behind leaders Chelsea who take on Manchester City in a game which has huge consequences for the title race.

If Chelsea fails to claim all three points against Manchester City and Liverpool win, then the Reds can go top of the table and will do well to stay top during the busy festive schedule, especially without the talismanic Philippe Coutinho.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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