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Liverpool team news: Klopp reveals Firmino has a chance of featuring against Watford

Liverpool team news: Klopp reveals Firmino has a chance of featuring against Watford

Liverpool will look to return to winning ways on Wednesday when they host Watford at Anfield in the Premier League.

Despite seeing his side go back to the summit, Jurgen Klopp was disappointed with the goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

With a potentially tricky game against Watford and then the Merseyside derby against Everton next Sunday, the Reds will be keen to get back to winning ways.

And, according to the club’s official website, it would appear he could have one of his key figures available for the game against The Hornets.


Klopp has revealed Roberto Firmino could feature for Liverpool despite having to be substituted in the first half of their goalless draw at the weekend.

The Brazil international appeared to roll over on his ankle, however, his manager has admitted that it was not as bad as first feared and he could play a role in the game against Watford.

“He looks good, we were obviously lucky. It is not as serious as we thought in the first moment – if Bobby goes down and leaves the pitch if is always a bad sign because he’s a pretty hard boy,” he said.

“We play tomorrow and it will be very close for that, but there’s a big chance for the derby [on Sunday].

“Because it’s Bobby, I would say ‘yes [there is a chance for Watford]’, but I don’t know if I would use that chance because we played Sunday and then Wednesday immediately.

“Writing Bobby off is a big mistake because he recovers pretty quick.”

The Verdict:

The news that Firmino’s injury is not as bad as first feared is extremely positive for Liverpool and Klopp, especially as they have a number of hard fixtures to play over the next few weeks.

The fact that he could be available to play against Watford on Wednesday is extremely good news as it appears the injury really is not too bad at all.

Whether he plays is another story as Klopp may not want to risk him with the game against Everton coming up at the weekend.

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