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Will Roberto Firmino play vs Tottenham? Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update

LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has issued a fitness update regarding Roberto Firmino ahead of the Champions League final.

The Brazilian missed both legs of the semi-final as Liverpool came from three aggregate goals down to produce a stunning comeback.

Divock Origi was expected to retain his place in attack for the Madrid showpiece this weekend, as the Reds take on Tottenham.

But Firmino could now be back for the clash after Klopp issued a positive update to the media on Tuesday.

The Liverpool boss wouldn’t confirm whether or not he planned to play the striker – but admitted things were looking good.

“Bobby trained, was part of training last week and looked really good, everything was fine,” Klopp told reporters.

“Then we took him out again.

“He will be in training from tomorrow on again.

“All that we saw so far looked really good and he will be fine, I’m pretty sure.”

Klopp’s claim comes amid:

  • Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson revealing what text messages he has sent to Tottenham pals
  • Klopp opening up on the Reds coaches who are behind their stunning success this year
  • Steven Gerrard sending a Champions League final message on Istanbul anniversary

However, Klopp will be without Naby Keita after the midfielder picked up an adductor injury during the first leg against Barcelona.

The former RB Leipzig star has been training with his team-mates recently but has not passed a late fitness test this week.

“There is no chance for Naby,” Klopp said.

“He is really progressing well, so we will see how it works out for Africa Cup of Nations.”

But the Liverpool chief is still confident he can secure his first Champions League trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening.

“I have never been a part of a better team than this, that’s true,” Klopp added.

“I am not surprised with how the boys mix up their potential with attitude.

“It is brilliant, exceptional, and is why we are where we are.”

Liverpool take on Spurs in Madrid on Saturday (8pm).

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