Liverpool have one final game before the international break, with West Ham away set to be a tough game – and we’ll be without our No9 due to injury.
Firmino set for prolonged absence
Bad news about Bobby – we won’t see him soon after the international break.
His hamstring injury meant he came on, then went back off, against Atletico in midweek – and the boss isn’t optimistic over a timeline for his comeback.
“Bobby is not good news with a serious hamstring injury, really unfortunate,” Klopp said.
“We don’t know exactly how long he will be out but it will be not now after the international break directly. We have to work on that. It’s weeks, more than four and that’s what I would consider a serious injury.”
Jurgen has been known to quite significantly play down the length of time players are out for, so this admission of more than a month might be a real concern.
Internationals and Hammers
- Thiago Alcantara has been left out of Spain’s squad for the international break, while Curtis Jones‘ eye injury also rules him out
- Divock Origi is back in the Belgium group however, after more than a year watching on without being involved
- Jurgen Klopp gave his usual pre-match press conference today and discussed leadership within the team and West Ham‘s improvement, among other subjects
Latest Liverpool FC news
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- A Suarez and Dalglish reunion had fans feeling like it was 2013 all over again following the win over Atletico Madrid
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Latest Premier League chat
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- Matteo Guendouzi will be Newcastle‘s first signing of the winter window as they look to build a side which is reliable, harmonious and consistent. Oh.
- Liverpool are among a bunch of Premier League teams apparently keen to sign Fulham winger Fabio Carvalho in January, with the youngster’s deal running out next summer
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