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Boost For Liverpool As Firmino Returns To Training

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Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has trained with the squad ahead of tomorrow's Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

He missed Friday's five-nil Premier League win against Huddersfield after suffering a 'small muscle tear'.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful the Brazilian striker will be ready for tomorrow's game at Camp Nou.

“We all knew from the beginning it would be a race. We don’t have to make a decision today because there’s no game today, we can wait. It looked good so far but until tomorrow I have to make that decision – after lunchtime tomorrow. That’s what I will do.

“Of course, that’s what you have to do in a situation when it’s a race for one player, you have to prepare all the other things. That’s what we did. We had not too many sessions but we had this afternoon a very important one and tomorrow morning a little one.

“Then we should be prepared for the game. It’s all good. We have 23 with us to Barcelona, so enough choices for me to make. That’s what I will do.”

Midfielder Fabinho, who also sat out Friday's game as a precaution, also trained fully with the group at Melwood this morning.

“He was not available. Every human being needs time and he needed that time, but it was already three or four days ago; if the Huddersfield game would have been a day later he could have played, but it was just impossible for that game. But it’s OK.

“It’s so important [to have a break]. This is now the most intense period of a long, long season because we now have three games in six days and we need to think about different things. Of course, with the opponents we have it’s difficult. But the boys are all in good shape so we will use as many as possible.”

Liverpool are looking to make it through to the final of the competition for the second season running.

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