Firmino Ruled Out Through Serious Injury; Klopp Confirms

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool in the Cardiff City vs Liverpool game in 2019.
Roberto Firmino of Liverpool in the Cardiff City vs Liverpool game in 2019. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/Shutterstock (10215585bx)

Liverpool forward Robert Firmino has suffered a serious hamstring injury, the club announced via a public statement on Friday. The injury occurred on Wednesday, with Firminho limping off the field during the Reds’ 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

According to manager Jurgen Klopp, the Brazilian attacker will most likely be unavailable through December. This news comes as Firminho was due to represent Brazil during their world cup qualifiers against Columbia and Argentine next week.

“Losing Bobby Firmino is a blow,” Klopp admitted during a news conference. The German manager further explained that while this serious injury looks like it will take more than four weeks to overcome, he remains optimistic as he believes Firminho to be a quick healer.

As a result of his injury, Firminho has been replaced by Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior in the Brazilian squad for the upcoming games.

Unable to appear in Arsenal’s upcoming Premier League fixture against West Ham United this weekend, Firminho is just of multiple injury concerns harbored by Liverpool. Currently, the Reds’ injured players include Curtis Jones, James Milner, Joe Gomez and Naby Keita.

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