An update has emerged on the fitness of Liverpool centre-forward Roberto Firmino, following his latest injury issue.
According to The Times journalist Paul Joyce, Roberto Firmino is set to be assessed after suffering a hamstring injury this week.
Joyce has said that the initial diagnosis is promising, with the Brazil international not expecting to be out for a significant period of time as the injury is thought to be ‘not serious.’
Liverpool fans will surely be delighted by this update on Firmino’s hamstring injury as it suggests that he will not miss too many games, if any at all. He featured in all of the club’s first three Premier League games and now has two weeks to get himself ready for the next outing, with the Reds facing Leeds in early September.
Diogo Jota has had a strong start to the campaign, scoring two goals in two starts and coming off the bench in the third game. He has averaged a WhoScored rating of 7.15 after scoring goals against Norwich and Burnley to kickstart the 2021/22 season.
This shows that Firmino could have some serious competition for his place in the starting XI. The attacker scored nine goals in 33 Premier League starts last season, which was matched by Jota in just 12 starts for the Reds following his move from Wolves.
The competition between the two is healthy, though, and adds a healthy dynamic on and off the pitch for Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Firmino and Jota both know if they do not perform then a top-quality player is there to take their place in the XI and this keeps them both on their toes and putting in maximum effort in training and in matches this season.
Therefore, Firmino’s injury not being serious will leave fans delighted as it keeps that competition going as a busy period of fixtures approaches.
Hopefully, the 29-year-old will be able to return to training before the end of the international break and Klopp will have a fully fit squad to pick from when they face Leeds. It will be interesting to see if he goes with the Brazilian if he is fit, or gives Jota the chance to build on his two goals.
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