Liverpool suffer the blow from Roberto Firmino as the striker has been ruled out for at least a month with a serious hamstring injury
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino suffered a serious hamstring injury in the midweek win over Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.
Firmino was forced to leave shortly before the 2-0 Champions League victory ended, and Jurgen Klopp says it will take at least a month before he can appear again.
“Bobby is not good news with a serious hamstring injury, really unfortunate,” said Klopp.
“Losing Bobby Firmino is a big blow. We knew it was serious for two or three days. We’re talking about weeks – more than four – that I consider serious. Then you have to see. Bobby is a quick healer. is not good.”
Firmino’s absence will limit Klopp’s ability to turn his attackers around in the busy schedule leading up to Christmas. Diogo Jota has already entered the squad as a regular holder, but Klopp will be keen to ensure Firmino is fully recovered before his return as his squad will be further stretched in January when Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane join their team. countries for African nations. Cutting service.
Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino are save options, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also floating between the roles of attacker and midfielder.
The margin for error at the top of the table is small given the impressive debuts for Chelsea and Manchester City in what many perceive to be a three-way fight for the Premier League title.
Klopp says it’s too early to jump to that conclusion given the league’s in-depth strength, which he says has grown even stronger over the past two years.
“We want to be in it (the title race) and with the quality that we have, we should be near the top of the table,” Klopp said.
“We don’t have to talk about the quality of Manchester City and the quality and depth of Chelsea. The league has taken a big leap again. West Ham are incredibly strong. Brighton are incredibly strong. Arsenal have taken a leap forward. . Manchester United are there. Leicester are strong. You have to be constantly on top. I’m not sure the Premier League has always been the best league in the world, but in the last couple of years it was definitely the best league in the world. case.”