Liverpool will host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this evening but Jürgen Klopp is sweating over the fitness of Roberto Firmino after he sustained an eye injury against Spurs on Saturday.
The Brazilian was one of the sharpest Liverpool players on the pitch and should have left London with two goals after having a goal correctly disallowed due to Sadio Mané’s attempt to turn the ball home from an offside position.
He did get a goal in the end, reacting the quickest to turn a loose ball home after a clever run to the byline from Mané saw Jan Vertonghen deflect the Senegal attacker’s cross onto the post and into Firmino’s path.
Vertonghen and Firmino crossed paths again later in the game as the Belgian accidentally jabbed the Liverpool forward in the eye. The injury forced the Brazilian off the pitch and there are now concerns he might miss the PSG game this evening after he was absent from training on Monday.
When asked if his no.9 is available to face PSG, Klopp replied: “No idea, to be honest. He is much better.
“We all saw the picture and we were massively worried. But all these worries are away so he will be fine. If he will be fine for tomorrow, I don’t know in the moment.
“We are obviously in close contact with him and it improved already – but in this moment I can’t say if he will be available for tomorrow.”
Firmino’s absence from the matchday squad to face Neymar’s PSG would be a considerable blow given he is beginning to look sharper after starting the season slowly but Klopp does have the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri to call on.