Jurgen Klopp issued some positive news on the injury front after confirming Bobby Firmino would be in contention for Liverpool’s upcoming tie with Aston Villa.
This update comes courtesy of a tweet from Paul Gorst, with the Echo reporter relaying the German’s comments in his latest pre-match presser.
Klopp: "It's a challenge [to pick a team] but the medical dept makes it easier sometimes. We will see but it's challenging and that's it. Bobby Firmino has trained so it is a decision for tomorrow."
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) May 9, 2022
The Brazilian international has been out of action for the Merseysiders since mid-April with a foot concern, though could return to the squad at a critical point in the campaign.
As our prior meeting with Inter Milan proved, the former Hoffenheim frontman can still be a key contributor on his day when the stakes are high.
The form of the likes of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota means that our No.9 is unlikely to have a guaranteed starting berth in the first-XI in the games that decide which way silverware will go on the day.
Regardless, we shouldn’t discount the 30-year-old’s potential influence from the bench, nor the impact his presence will have on his fellow forwards by virtue of increased competition for places.