Liverpool have been dealt a major blow on the eve of their Champions Leaguelast-16 clash with Bayern Munich after Roberto Firmino missed training with a virus.
The Reds remain hopeful that the Brazil international will recover in time for Tuesday’s match at Anfield, but he is now a huge doubt to face the Bundesliga champions.
Jurgen Klopp is also set to be without Dejan Lovren after he also missed training on Monday, adding to the Liverpool boss’ defensive headache given he is already without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, while Nathaniel Clyne is on loan at Bournemouth until the end of the season.
“I don’t know 100 per cent,” Klopp said of Lovren. “It’s Monday and we play on Tuesday so most of that should be clear.
“Dejan, I actually have to wait minute by minute if there is a chance or not.”
As for the attack, Klopp will be able to call on star duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, while Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge will also be available for selection in Firmino’s stead.
Former Bayern player Xherdan Shaqiri, however, will be a closer call according to the Reds boss.
“Shaq did a lot, so it will be close, we have to see.” Giorginio Wijnaldum, however, should be fit to play.