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‘Closer and closer’: Jurgen Klopp suggests he might well pick 30-year-old Liverpool player against Villa tomorrow

Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Roberto Firmino will be involved in Liverpool’s squad to take on Aston Villa tomorrow.

Klopp was answering questions in his pre-match press conference via Liverpool FC on YouTube. Asked for the latest on Firmino’s injury, the manager gave a positive update.

“Bobby now trained. Before the last game he trained two days, but we don’t train a lot so he always has to do more, that’s what he’s still doing.,” said Klopp.

“So the decision is for tomorrow. He gets closer and closer and closer. Hopefully he can be involved.”

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It would be a big boost to Liverpool to have Bobby back as an option. If they can get him on the pitch, he can still make a difference for The Reds this season.

Firmino waiting for his defining moment

Luis Diaz aside, Liverpool’s forwards looked somewhat toothless against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.

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Mohamed Salah struggled to get into the game and Sadio Mane was virtually anonymous as well. Diogo Jota did his best to make something happen after coming off the bench, but only contrived to give the ball away even more.

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Although all four have been brilliant at times for Liverpool this season, it’s unfortunately rarely been at the same time.

Diaz is having his moment now, before that it was Mane, and before that Jota and Salah shared much of the spoils between them.

Throughout it all though, Firmino has struggled to get going. Injuries have robbed him of playing a bigger part in a magical season for Liverpool.

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With two of the biggest acts still to come, maybe he has been saving the best until last all along.

It’s always a pleasure to see Bobby in the line-up. He plays with a smile on his face and is clearly one of the most popular personalities in the dressing room.

He is a much-loved player amongst the fanbase. Harvey Elliott even claimed his younger brother cried when meeting Liverpool’s number 9.

The 30-year-old is just two goals away from bringing up a century for Liverpool. It would be just typical of the showman in Firmino to hit that landmark with a Champions League-winning double in Paris wouldn’t it?

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