Liverpool handed boost as Roberto Firmino arrives at Anfield alongside team-mates with Brazilian set to be involved in Champions League clash against Bayern Munich
- Roberto Firmino looks set to play for Liverpool against Bayern Munich
- Brazil forward missed training on Monday due to the effects of a virus
- Daniel Sturridge has been on standby in case Firmino was deemed unavailable
Roberto Firmino looks set to play in Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 first leg tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
The Brazil forward was pictured arriving at Anfield alongside his team-mates early in the afternoon ahead of kick-off.
Firmino smiled for the cameras as he entered the stadium but it still remains to be seen whether he will start or be placed on the bench.
Roberto Firmino has handed Liverpool a potential boost ahead of the visit of Bayern Munich
Jurgen Klopp wheels his suitcase into Anfield as Liverpool arrived on Tuesday afternoon
Mohamed Salah looks set to play a crucial part as Liverpool restart their European campaign
He emerged as a doubt on Monday after missing training at Melwood due to the effects of a virus.
Daniel Sturridge has been on standby having started and scored in the 3-2 group stage win over PSG in September.
Firmino came off the bench to score a last-minute winner in that game.
One man who will definitely be missing is Dejan Lovren, who took no part in Monday’s session.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane waves for the camera after arriving at Anfield ahead of the game
England internationals Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge make their way to the stadium
Georginio Wijnaldum chats with Naby Keita and Divock Origi ahead of the game
The Croatia international has been struggling with a hamstring problem but had visited a strengthening coach to accelerate his rehabilitation.
Klopp hoped that Lovren would be able to take some part in the session at Melwood but his absence, along with the suspended Virgil van Dijk, means that Liverpool’s central defensive partnership is likely to be Fabinho and Joel Matip.
There was some good news at least for Klopp, though, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continued his comeback from a serious knee injury and was involved with the group.
His rehabilitation is being carefully managed but the signs, at this stage, are positive for the England international.
He was not, however, pictured at Anfield with his team-mates on Tuesday afternoon.
Trent Alexander-Arnold brings his luggage along as he gets set to start at right-back