Roberto Firmino closing in on return from foot injury

Press conferenceRoberto Firmino closing in on return from foot injury

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Roberto Firmino is close to returning to action and may be ready to face Aston Villa on Tuesday.

The Brazilian has missed Liverpool’s last six matches after sustaining a foot injury in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City last month.

However, Firmino resumed training before the weekend draw with Tottenham Hotspur and Jürgen Klopp hopes he will be in contention for selection at Villa Park.

The boss said on Monday: “Bobby now trained before the last game [for] two days. We don’t train a lot so he always has to do more, that is what he is still doing.

“So, [a] decision for tomorrow. He gets closer and closer and closer. Hopefully he can be involved.”

Meanwhile, Klopp reported no new fitness concerns but stated: “In these short periods between the games I didn’t get all the information yet, or not the final information, so when I leave here I go to the medical department and collect some more and then we will see.”

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