James Pearce, a reporter for the Liverpool Echo, has provided an update on Robert Firmino as Liverpool trained ahead of the Champions League Final.
Firmino looking very sharp in training. Three emphatic finishes in quick succession, including an audacious backheel into the bottom corner ? #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 31, 2019
The main positive for Liverpool fans is that Firmino looks in fine form, suggesting he’ll lead the line as the Reds look to repair the damage of last season’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid after a recent injury scare.
This news should worry Spurs fans as the Brazilian is crucial to how Jurgen Klopp’s side play – he creates space for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
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Couple this with the news that Harry Kane has claimed he’ll be fit for Tottenham; the final will have two top-quality strikers on the pitch and that should make for excellent viewing for any neutral.
For fans of both teams though, it is unlikely to be pleasant viewing and will likely be ninety minutes of nail-biting tension.
To win this most prestigious of trophies would be massive for either club and it could also trigger a trophy run.
It certainly feels that Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino need that first title to act as a catalyst for a haul of trophies for their respective clubs.
Firmino’s fitness and sharpness will be an excellent boost to Klopp’s chances of winning that elusive first trophy.