Liverpool’s Naby Keita & Roberto Firmino injury updates

Will both be ready for the Champions League final?

Liverpool have provided injury updates on Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino ahead of the Champions League final in Madrid next weekend.

The Reds are aiming to win their sixth Champions League trophy when they meet Tottenham in the season finale.

After an impressive run in Europe, Liverpool will go into the game as favourites.

However, there are some injury concerns as Jurgen Klopp and his men approach the clash in Madrid.

Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino have both been out with their respective injuries for a little while.

Now, Jurgen Klopp has updated fans on their fitness.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 01: Naby Keita of Liverpool walks off the pitch after being injured during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Good news for both Keita and Firmino

Speaking about Keita first, Klopp has confirmed that the midfielder is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but ‘there is still a way to go’.

“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final,” Klopp explained to Liverpool’s official website.

“He is now doing straight runs and all of that stuff, he feels comfortable with 50 per cent intensity and these things – but there is still a way to go.”

 

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While Keita still looks to be touch-and-go for the Champions League final, Klopp confirmed that Firmino is training with the first-team again, though only partly.

“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training,” Klopp continued.

“It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.

“We have a few days still and want to use them, that’s why he is in, out, in, out. Yesterday, he was only playing as a ‘joker’ [in the small-sided games] but it is good for him, the first step to play football again.

“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”

 

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