Liverpool suffer Roberto Firmino blow as Jurgen Klopp confirms injury diagnosis

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained the serious injury that was suffered by Roberto Firmino during their Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old forward came on at half-time of their eventual 2-0 victory, but lasted just over 30 minutes being withdrawn – and the extent of his injury was worse than previously hoped.

Klopp said on Friday: “Bobby is not good news with a serious hamstring injury, really unfortunate.

“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.”

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino could be on the sidelines for over a month

Adding: “We are talking weeks, still. More than four. I’d consider that a serious injury.”

The Reds take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday, and will also be without midfielder Curtis Jones and defender Joe Gomez as they look to close the gap on leaders Chelsea.

Klopp’s updates on both Jones and Gomez were more positive than their Brazilian team-mate, with the English stars both close to first-team action.

Klopp continued: “Curtis is a completely different story (to Firmino), he was very unlucky in training – he got a finger that scratched the eye.

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Curtis Jones of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on November 02, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
Curtis Jones is out of action following an accidental eye scratch in Liverpool training

“I had a lot of injuries to players in my career, that was not involved. He is on the way back but we have to see how long exactly.

“He will be back after the international break, for sure, but in the international break we have to see when he can start doing proper stuff again.

“And Joey, hopefully after the international break as well.”

Jurgen Klopp the manager of Liverpool looks on after the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on October 30, 2021 in Liverpool, England.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool take on West Ham in London on Sunday

Like Firmino, Naby Keita and James Milner both have hamstring complaints.

Klopp said: “We will see. For them, I have hope for after the international break but I don’t know exactly.

“We have to wait. That’s two weeks and a few days from now on, so that’s what I would really wish for but I cannot promise that. But that’s what we are working on.”

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