Jurgen Klopp owes Hector Cuper and Tite a drink!
Egypt’s national boss decided to leave Mo Salah on the bench for the entirety of his country’s 1-0 defeat to Greece last night.
And Brazil’s manager did the same with Roberto Firmino, who didn’t feature at all in El Selecao’s 1-0 victory over champions Germany.
Ahead of our crunch Premier League game with Crystal Palace on Saturday, which is followed by the mammoth Champions League fixture with Manchester City, this is fantastic news.
Salah and Firmino are arguably our two best players, so the fact they’ll be nice and fresh is terrific.
The other member of our front-three, Sadio Mane, did play for Senegal (as a no.10, interestingly) last night, but was subbed off late on to allow him a little respite, too.
Of our other starters, Jordan Henderson only played a short amount of time for England, while Trent was on the bench for the U21s.
Joe Gomez and Emre Can have been injury casualties from the fixtures, but the latter is returning and thankfully Nathaniel Clyne’s return covers the former.
Here’s how fans reacted to the brilliant news on Salah and Firmino!
Some good news last night 🙌
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) March 28, 2018
Mohammed Salah, he’s fine.
Roberto Firmino, he’s fine.
Andrew Robertson, he’s fine. pic.twitter.com/Xej4s0zPWk
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) March 27, 2018
My favourite thing about yesterday's games was Salah and Firmino being unused subs.
— Tim Betts (@bettsyt) March 28, 2018
Salah and Firmino unused subs. 👍
— The Gentleman Casual (@GentlemanCasual) March 28, 2018
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were unused substitutes for their respective countries as Egypt lost 1-0 to Greece and Brazil defeated Germany by the same scoreline. (LFC)
— KINGS OF THE KOP (@kings0fthekop) March 28, 2018
Thank you Brazil & Egypt. Firmino & Salah rested.
— EL Fazail Pistolero (@FazailLFC) March 28, 2018