First stage of the UEFA Champions League, Barcelona and Liverpool: Firmino has no certainty of facing Barça


Liverpool star Roberto Firmino is not sure of being fit to face Barcelona in the Champions League, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Firmino, 27, missed his team's 5-0 Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Friday due to a muscle injury.

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Liverpool make the trip to the Camp Nou for the first leg of his semi-final against Barça on Wednesday and while Klopp is optimistic about Firmino's availability, the German is still not sure.

"Bobby trained yesterday [Thursday] completely normally. It was not high intensity, we had to work a little on sets and a few things here and there, "he said in a press conference.

"I didn't see him in training, it happened in the last training situation and he felt a bit of muscle.

"Now, the official diagnosis is that it has a small tear in a small muscle, so regardless of the word tear all the rest is positive.

"And Bobby, so he might be ready by Wednesday, but obviously we don't know at the moment, because he is, it's quite likely that [he will be] no, but we'll see.

"So, of all the bad news you can get is pretty much the best, but it's still bad enough that it might not sound tonight."

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League comfortably thanks to the pairs of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah after the first minute of Naby Keita.

But he had another fear of injury in the second half when star defender Virgil van Dijk seemed injured in the foot.

However, Klopp dismissed any concern for the central defender, saying: "No, nothing, I asked him, he said: & # 39; No, no, all right & # 39;".