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Roberto Firmino a doubt ahead of Liverpool’s meetings with Watford and Everton

LFC Globe
26th February 2019
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could be absent for Liverpool’s meeting with on Wednesday night after suffering an ankle injury.

The Brazilian was forced off in the first-half at Old Trafford on Sunday, having first attempted to carry on through the pain.

UPDATE (26th Feb): updated reporters at Melwood on Tuesday, offering a more positive prognosis on Firmino's injury, saying:

“[It] looks good. We were obviously lucky, it’s not as serious as we thought in the first moment; if Bobby leaves the pitch it’s a bad sign.

“Because we play tomorrow [againt ] it will be very close, but there’s a very big chance for the derby [on Sunday].

“Because its Bobby I would say yes [there’s a chance] but I don’t know if I’d use that chance.

“Writing Bobby off is a big mistake, he recovers pretty quick.”

Firmino was seen leaving the ground aided by the help of crutches, with manager later saying he thought the injury was a “catastrophe for us”.

The 27-year-old had a scan to determine the extent of the injury at Spire Hospital in Liverpool on Monday, and is likely to miss Wednesday night’s fixture with .

According to Dominic King of the Mail, Firmino is also a doubt for Liverpool’s visit of Goodison Park to face on Sunday.

Firmino’s absence would a huge blow for Klopp, who will be hoping the Reds can kick on in the title race after regaining a one point lead over after their draw at Old Trafford.

Firmino injury

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was brought on as Firmino’s replacement, however failed to make a mark on the game. was equally as unsuccessful coming on as a substitute.

It will be intriguing to see the boss shapes his side without Firmino, with a possible contender to lead the line again, moving from his right-wing role.

Salah has an exceptional record against Wednesday’s opponents and his redeployment would allow to come back in to the side from the right.

is expected to provide a further update on Firmino’s injury during his pre- press conference on Tuesday.

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

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