Liverpool take on RB Leipzig this week with everything on the line. Jürgen Klopp will be well aware of how important progressing is. We may well need to win the competition to earn a spot in it next season. Some Liverpool fans have reacted to news that Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the RB Leipzig clash.
Liverpool need to win
This week couldn’t be bigger for the Reds.
We return to the Puskas Arena knowing that progression is vital.
Given the side’s struggles in the league winning the Champions League could be the only way we qualify for next season’s competition.
The first leg ended 2-0 to the Reds, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah grabbing vital away goals for Liverpool.
The two goals will give Jürgen Klopp hope going into this tie with both efforts seeing the forwards capitalise on defensive sloppiness.
Liverpool are the home side despite the second leg being played at the Puskas Arena, though given the team’s woeful Anfield form this could be a benefit.
Roberto Firmino doubt for RB Leipzig clash
Liverpool have struggled with form due to a series of injury blows.
The Reds have had their squad pulled this way and that as players start out of position to cover for absentees.
We have been dealt yet another blow ahead of this week’s Champions League tie.
Paul Joyce has confirmed that Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the RB Leipzig game.
The Brazilian has a knee problem and didn’t train today; he was absent from the squad which lost to Fulham at the weekend.
Twitter reacts to Roberto Firmino injury
Some fans believe it’s time to question the medical team.
Others believe it could be a blessing in disguise given the player’s poor form.
At least we have Diogo Jota to step in.