Liverpool delivered another blow as Firmino misses Fulham shock with injury

Jurgen Klopp was forced to leave the Brazilian out of his last Premier League side with January signing Ozan Kabak

Liverpool received another blow after Roberto Firmino was forced to miss his clash with Fulham due to injury.

The Reds’ Premier League title defense was severely hampered by an unprecedented injury crisis which saw Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Diogo Jota and Jordan Henderson spend long periods on the sidelines.

Ozan Kabak, who moved to Anfield on loan from Schalke in January, also received a blow last week, and Klopp confirmed Firmino was added to Liverpool’s roster ahead of their last domestic outing on Sunday.

What was said?

“Two of the changes had to be made due to small injuries to Ozan Kabak and Roberto Firmino,” said the German head coach. Air sports.

“The other changes that we thought made perfect sense.

“We are in an intense period and we have new legs to try and give Fulham a good fight.”

How many more matches could Firmino be missing?

Depending on the severity of Firmino’s injury, which has yet to be confirmed, the Brazilian could also be in doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League meeting with RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

The Reds won 2-0 at Puskas Arena in Budapest to take control of the round of 16, with the second leg scheduled to be played at the same venue.

If Firmino is forced out of the fixture, supporters are hoping he can regain his fitness in time for a trip to Wolves in the top flight on March 15.

How has Firmino played for Liverpool this season?

Firmino’s scoring record has been relatively modest throughout his time at Anfield, but his lack of sharpness in the final third was never questioned when he played a key role in a Premier-winning team. League and Champions League.

However, the 29-year-old has come under increased scrutiny amid Liverpool’s struggles for consistency in 2020-21, with his output in the final third falling to new lows.

Firmino has scored just six goals in 37 appearances in all competitions for Klopp’s side so far, but he has scored seven more for his teammates and remains a regular feature in the Reds’ starting XI.

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