Roberto Firmino of Liverpool has provided an update on his injury ahead of the Reds’ match against Leicester City on Friday night. However, the Brazilian has some terrible news for Jurgen Klopp
Firmino missed Liverpool’s return to Premier League action against Aston Villa on Monday due to a calf injury. The 31-year-old suffered an injury in training last week and was forced to miss the Merseyside club’s 3-2 Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City.
In Liverpool’s first top-flight game after the World Cup, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Stefan Bajcetic all scored to help Klopp beat Aston Villa. Firmino scored his ninth goal in 21 appearances in all competitions against Southampton in their final encounter before Qatar 2022.
Liverpool will now look to keep their impressive Premier League run going when Leicester visits Anfield on Friday. Klopp’s team has won their last three Premier League games, giving them their best start to the season. This season, they have only been unbeaten in four games.
However, Klopp will be forced to face Leicester without Firmino as the Liverpool striker provided an update on his condition. The Reds’ £29m forward has told talkSPORT that, while he has recovered from his calf injury, he will not return to training until at least this Thursday.
INJURY UPDATE FROM FIRMINO FOR KLOPP AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL VS LEICESTER
Klopp would have preferred to have Firmino available as Liverpool faced Aston Villa and now Leicester. Prior to the World Cup, he started each of their last five Premier League games. However, the Brazilian now faces a significant challenge in regaining his place in the team.
Liverpool have revealed that Cody Gakpo will join them from PSV Eindhoven on January 1st, after his deal has been completed. The Netherlands international will almost certainly push Firmino down Klopp’s pecking order at Anfield once his £37 million (or up to £50 million) deal is officially recorded.