Klopp says “world-class” Liverpool player could miss Inter game

A statement from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on the club’s website indicates that Roberto Firmino may not play against Inter Milan on Tuesday night.

The defending Italian champions Inter will travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 encounter.

Firmino, the Brazilian attacker, may not suit up for Liverpool’s match against Inter, according to Klopp.

An injury to Firmino’s muscle has kept him out of the starting lineup for Liverpool’s Champions League semifinal against Inter Milan at San Siro.

Klopp said: “With Bobby, it was longer out, it was [his] first session, so we have to see if we have to stress that or if it makes probably sense to give him just a few more days with proper training. 

“Because we obviously don’t train properly today, it’s a minus-one session, it’s tactical stuff, not high intensity and Bobby might need something else. We will see that.”

Klopp does not need to take any risks with Firmino, a player he hailed as “world-class” in Goal in March 2020.

Now, of course, having a player of Firmino’s caliber on the bench would be a smart idea for Klopp.

Liverpool, on the other hand, has a 2-0 lead from the first leg and is unlikely to allow three goals at home.

Furthermore, the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, and Luis Diaz are all in peak condition.