Roberto Firmino looks set to be fit and available for Liverpool’s Champions League final this weekend, report the Liverpool Echo.
Boss Jürgen Klopp gave a positive update on the Brazilian’s fitness in Tuesday’s press conference ahead of the Spurs clash.
Firmino’s been sidelined for a number of weeks with a groin injury, but has made great strides in his recovery.
Speaking at his press conference, Klopp said: “Bobby was part of training last week, really good, everything looked fine.
“He will be fine, I am pretty sure.”
The news will be welcomed with joy from Liverpool fans, as Firmino is key to their side functioning at its best.
While Liverpool managed to pick up maximum points in the league in Firmino’s absence, his loss was still felt.
He’s become an integral part of the way in which Klopp’s side play, not just going forward but defensively too.
Firmino harries opposition defenders and midfielders into mistakes and his movement on and off the ball creates space for his team-mates.
He’s one of the most selfless players that there’s been for quite some time, but his work doesn’t go unnoticed.
Salah and Mané are the key beneficiaries from this, with them running into the spaces that Firmino creates for them.
Not only this, but he is more than useful in front of goal, let us not forget.
Firmino has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season, with four of those coming in the Champions League.
And last season, he one was one of the Champions League’s most prolific scorers, notching 10 goals and eight assists.
This proves that Firmino provides an all-round threat and Liverpool are certainly better off for having him in the side.
His likely inclusion in the starting line-up will be of a great relief to everyone, meaning Liverpool are at full force.