Reds sweat on Firmino knock

Roberto Firmino is a doubt for Liverpool while Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge will miss Sunday’s home clash with Burnley.

Liverpool: Reds sweat on Firmino knockLiverpool: Reds sweat on Firmino knock

Firmino picked up a knock in last weekend’s win over Arsenal and has struggled to train in the build-up to the game with the Clarets, boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

If the Brazilian doesn’t make it, Divock Origi is on stand-by to come in to the side but skipper Henderson and striker Sturridge are both still out. Henderson has a foot problem, while Sturridge remains absent with a hip injury.

Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren is still being hampered by his knee issue and may also miss out so Ragnar Klavan is likely to continue alongside Joel Matip in defence.

Klopp admits the Reds face a different test on Sunday when Sean Dyche’s side visit, compared to their three previous Premier League home games against top-four sides Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal, as Liverpool will likely come up against a defensive rearguard.

However, the German coach insisted he and his players do have the tools to break down teams that set up to frustrate at Anfield.

He said in his press conference: “People say I don’t have a Plan B or whatever. Yes, we know how to play. We have to cover specific spaces and make the right decisions.

“We can’t just say we can only concentrate on counter attacks, set pieces, whatever. It’s an all-round challenge.

“My job, how I understand it, is to help them find the right decisions easier. That’s what training is for. We have to prove it on the pitch.

“Before Arsenal, the mood was optimistic. In this moment I’m not sure we will win against Burnley but I’m quite optimistic, because if I can bring our boys on to the pitch, and not expect an easy game.

“We’re ready for the fight.”

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