Roberto Firmino set to miss Champions League first leg

The Brazil forward has returned to limited training but is not likely to be ready for Villarreal.

By Press Association Published: 26 April 2022 - 2.56pm

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will not be fit for the Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Villarreal.

The Brazil international has missed the last two matches with a foot injury and, while he is running outside in training, he is not likely to be ready.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has no other injury concerns but could bring in centre-back Ibrahima Konate, midfielder Jordan Henderson and winger Luis Diaz as they were only substitutes for Sunday’s Merseyside derby win.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz, Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott, Jota, Minamino.

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