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Firmino will be fit to face Spurs – Klopp

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Roberto Firmino will be fit for Liverpool’s Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.


The former Hoffenheim ace has been sidelined by a muscular injury for the past month since his 11-minute cameo during the 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Nou Camp on May 1.

But the 27-year-old has proved his fitness during last week’s training camp in Marbella and Klopp revealed at a news conference on Tuesday that Firmino will be in the squad for the clash against Spurs in Madrid.

“Bobby [Firmino] trained and was part of training last week,” Klopp said via LFC.TV.

“He looked really good, fine and will be training from tomorrow again.

“All we have seen so far is good, so he will be fine, for sure.”

On the other hand, the news doesn’t look good for Naby Keita, who will miss the game as a result of a thigh injury.

Keita, a £52 million signing from RB Leipzig last summer, has also been ruled out by Klopp ahead of Saturday’s game.

However, there is a slim chance that he may be fit for Guinea’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign next month.

“There is no chance for Naby,” Klopp said. “He is really progressing well, so we will see how it works out for the Africa Cup of Nations.”