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Salah speaks on contract and is Firmino missing? – Liverpool FC News

Liverpool fans, get ready – we’re heading into the big one. It’s Man City at the weekend so today is pre-match presser, training photos, a quick rumour and more before our huge game!

 

No Firmino in training ahead of City

Well, we don’t want Bobby missing this game – Roberto Firmino has often been one of the most important tactical components for Liverpool either from the start or off the bench, but he wasn’t pictured training with the squad.

As usual, the Reds released a few photos (more available elsewhere!) before the game from the Kirkby training complex and our No9 was a notable absentee.

Jurgen Klopp had a full squad available in midweek for the Champions League so it would be a real blow if we’re already down by one key player since then – though of course, just being absent from the session itself doesn’t guarantee Firmino has an injury or is out of the game.

It’s still one to keep an eye on and we have to be hopeful there’s a full complement available to the boss as he maps out a game plan to take down the leaders and see the Reds back to the top.

 

Salah speaks on contract

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 2, 2022: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Here he is – Mo spoke to Sky ahead of the City game and as you can expect, they relentlessly bugged him on his contract talks. Mo sidesteps a lot in favour of the team perspective, but there are enough words here to be clear it’s nowhere near done.

“What I can say is there are many things people don’t know about it. I can’t be selfish now and talk about my situation. We are in the most important period for the team so I have to focus on what’s coming with the team – that’s the most important thing.

“I can’t say yes, I can’t say no. I’ve said many times before what I want. I can’t go deep in the contract now, it’s a sensitive situation. The team needs to win, I can’t go in the news and talk about my contract.

“No it doesn’t affect me playing at all. I’m professional, I know my job very well and I know what I’m doing. I’m focused on winning trophies and giving everything I could.”

 

Build-up to Sunday

LISBON, PORTUGAL - Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp smiles during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg game between SL Benfica and Liverpool FC at the Estádio da Luz. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

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Who would bet against Mo returning to form this weekend when we most need him?!

Tonight’s late fixture sees Sevilla face Granada in Spain. Otherwise, England Women will probably reach double figures against North Macedonia in a WCQ.

 

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