Jota & Firmino injury latest and Origi linked with Serie A pair – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool are quickly back into matchday mode with a recovery, presser, matchday minus-one and then hosting Leeds, all in the next few days – and a fitness update today too.


Reds “will try everything” to get forwards ready for final

The fully fit squad didn’t last too long! Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino missed the weekend win over Norwich and neither will be available for midweek either.

Jurgen Klopp says the club will give them every opportunity to be ready for the League Cup final against Chelsea at the weekend, but it’s “too early” to even say if it will need a late call to decide if either are fit for it.

That means the forward line will either be Mo, Sadio and Luis once more against Leeds, or else Taki or Div will earn a surprise recall.

Either way, at least one of those latter two options will likely get a chance from the bench and maybe they’ll be able to force their way into contention for a squad role at Wembley.


Squad men and soundbites

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 19, 2022: Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Divock Origi is being targeted by at least two clubs in Serie A, say TMW, with Atalanta and Napoli the front-runners for a free transfer – the latter being especially likely if they sell Victor Osimhen for big money at the end of the season


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Latest Premier League chat

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - Wednesday, June 4, 2014: Netherlands' Stefan de Vrij in action against Wales during the International Friendly match at the Amsterdam Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Stefan de Vrij has completed his virtual tour of Premier League top-six clubs after finally adding a shiny new link with Spurs to his collection
  • Frank Lampard‘s only idea in the transfer market is either to manage Chelsea players or loan them for other clubs from Chelsea, so Everton will have at least one of Broja, Gallagher and Gilmour next year


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