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Roberto Firmino in line for Bayern start despite late illness concerns

LFC Globe
18th February 2019
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Liverpool striker is set to start against , despite him missing training on Monday.

The Liverpool squad took part in training at Melwood as they finalised their preparations for the visit of in the Champions League.

is a major doubt for the fixture after being absent from training due to a hamstring issue, and he was joined on the sidelines by Firmino.

The Brazilian is believed to have a virus and trained away from the rest of the squad as a precaution to stop his illness from spreading.

Whilst there are worries that he won't recover in time, the club remain confident that he will feature against Niko Kovac's side.

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According to the Mirror's David Maddock, Firmino should play a part despite his illness, as and did against last time around.

Firmino's availability will be a big boost for , who is without the injured and suspended in midweek.

Whilst Van Dijk will return against at the weekend, is expected to partner at centre-back.

is likely to partner Wijnaldum and in midfield, whilst Milner could be another option should Klopp opt for added experience.

Liverpool vs Bayern kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday night and you can keep up with all the drama via LFC Globe's live match-day coverage.

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