Roberto Firmino has been passed fit to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight, having been a doubt yesterday through illness.
The Brazilian is absolutely fundamental to the way the Reds play, and so to have him back is a massive plus.
Good news for #LFC with Firmino passed fit to join up with his team-mates ahead of tonight's game. Such a key player, and was back to his best last time out. When he plays well, Liverpool do.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) February 19, 2019
Firmino scored the winner against Paris Saint Germain earlier in the Champions League campaign and has been crucial to European fixtures under Jurgen Klopp.
His pressing, exploiting the weakest area of the Bayern team, their defence, will play a big part if the Reds are to take a lead to the Allianz Arena in a few week’s time.
It will also allow Xherdan Shaqiri, who would probably have started had Firmino not been fit, to play the role of the impact substitute, where some of his best performances have come from this season. Against his former club, he will need little motivation.
With Firmino back available to start, Bayern will be nervous – it’s down to us to prove we can exploit that.