Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been boosted by the recovery of star midfielder Roberto Firmino, but despite him travelling with the squad to face Dortmund, the manager has revealed he is unlikely to feature, Express reports.
Firmino has been sidelined with a hamstring problem he picked up against Manchester United during the Europa League round-of-sixteen, which was a big blow to the Reds as they aim to finish high enough in the league to qualify for Europe next season.
However, the Brazil international is recovering well from the injury, even being selected in the squad to play against Dortmund in the quarter final first leg this Thursday.
But Klopp has revealed that he is still uncertain over his availability, but provided information which seems to indicate that the 24-year-old is nearing full fitness ahead of the campaign’s final stretch.
“Since last Saturday, not too much has happened. We are not sure about Roberto [Firmino]; he is for sure a big step ahead, but we are not sure about what we can do with him for Thursday,” he said on the club’s official website.
Firmino has been in fine form for Liverpool this season, making 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals and providing nine assists.