Roberto Firmino “will be fine” for the Champions League final confirms Jurgen Klopp

28 May 2019

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Roberto Firmino “will be fine” to take part in the Champions League final, when Liverpool take on Tottenham on Saturday night.


The Reds head to Madrid this week for their second consecutive final, looking to put their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid last year behind them and bring home No. 6.

With three weeks between the last game of the Premier League campaign and the final on Saturday night, Liverpool have been afforded time to recover and ready themselves.

This has provided Firmino a period of rehabilitation, following a groin injury that kept him out of the last four games, and he returned to training last week in Marbella.

Speaking at the club’s media day at Melwood on Tuesday, Klopp said the striker will be fit to feature against Spurs, as the medical staff monitor his progress.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 28, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Bobby was part of training last week, looked really good, everything fine,” he told reporters.

“Then we took him out again, and he will be in training from tomorrow again.

“So far all looked really good and he will be fine, I’m pretty sure.”

Afterwards, Firmino was part of Liverpool training before working separately with a fitness coach as he continues to work towards full training.

Meanwhile, Klopp added that there is “no chance” of Naby Keita returning for the final, “but we will see how it will work out for him in the Africa Cup of Nations,” as he is “progressing well.”

The manager reflected on the “pure excitement” within his squad ahead of the final, as they aim to respond to their setback in Kyiv in 2018.

“We are all very excited to have the chance again,” he added.

“Last year we played it, so yes we are probably more experienced than the other team but that doesn’t make much difference.

“It’s pure excitement at the moment, we wanted this chance [after last year].”

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