After suffering a muscle strain during training at Melwood earlier this month, Roberto Firmino trained in Marbella today, the club has reported.

The Brazilian missed two Premier League games and the Reds historic last four win over Barcelona in the Champions League as a result of a muscles strain.

According to the official club website, he is now back in training and “will be carefully managed with specialised programmes planned over the coming days.”

Roberto Firmino.

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The former Hoffenheim star is expected to be fully fit to face Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium next month in the final of the European Cup.

His presence is vital to his team’s chances of success, with Firmino having already scored against Spurs on two separate occasions this season.

 

Aside from being a veritable goalscoring threat, the Brazil international is a master of creating space for his attacking counterparts and alongside his tireless work rate, this is his most important trait.

Roberto Firmino

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Similar to Thomas Muller, the raumdeuter, Firmino is astute at drifting into half-spaces and linking play together with his silky passing and samba-filled dribbling.

When Spurs square up to their Merseyside-based Premier League rivals in Madrid, they will be wary of the threat posed by Firmino in the false nine role alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The balance and equal spread of quality throughout Liverpool’s starting XI makes them the favourites to be crowned European Champions next month but they too will be wary of Tottenham.

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