Liverpool take on RB Leipzig this week with the Reds absolutely desperate to progress to the next round, it could define our season. The lads will be heading into the game with yet another injury blow to deal with. According to Paul Joyce, Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the RB Leipzig clash.
Liverpool take on RB Leipzig
The Reds will be taking on Leipzig at the Puskas Arena.
Jürgen Klopp’s side go into the game with a 2-0 away goal lead.
The advantage comes courtesy of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
The pair seized on defensive errors in the first leg to give the Reds the edge going into the crunch clash.
Liverpool will technically be the home team this time around despite the game being moved from Anfield.
Given the Reds’ poor league form progression in the Champions League is essential, we may need to win the competition to play in it next season.
Roberto Firmino doubt v RB Leipzig
This weekend the Reds were without their Brazilian number 9.
The striker was left out of the squad with a minor knock.
The forward didn’t train this week, a far from promising sign.
Paul Joyce has confirmed that Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the RB Leipzig tie due to a knee problem.
What RTK has to say
Roberto Firmino missing the Leipzig game would surely see Diogo Jota start.
We’d likely begin the game with Jota on the left, Mane on the right and Mo Salah through the middle.
The Brazilian hasn’t been in the best of form of late but his absence could be a real blow.
He is an asset when it comes to defending from the front, hopefully he can play in the next round.