Liverpool Team News: Klopp Offers Injury Update On Can, Clyne & Firmino
Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on Roberto Firmino, Emre Can, Nathaniel Clyne and Ragnar Klavan ahead of Liverpool’s game with Bournemouth
Liverpool will look to put their Champions League exploits to one side when they take on Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game.
The Reds boss has confirmed a double blow with the news that Nathaniel Clyne and Ragnar Klavan are set to miss out this weekend after picking up injuries over the past few days.
Clyne was introduced as a late substitute during Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final win at Manchester City on Tuesday night but the full-back felt an injury in training the following day.
Klavan was also a late sub at the Etihad Stadium in midweek and Klopp feels the centre-back will also miss the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday after picking up a muscle injury.
However, there was more positive news on Roberto Firmino as the striker is expected to be passed fit despite feeling discomfort in his neck earlier this week.
The Liverpool boss was also quizzed for the latest on Emre Can but Klopp gave little away other than to confirm the midfielder’s back injury will take some time to recover.
Can hasn’t featured for the Merseysiders since the 5-0 victory over Watford a month ago and he’ll miss the Bournemouth tomorrow amid reports he’s unlikely to play again this season.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“It’s quite difficult at the moment, we must wait pretty much [every] five minutes for some news. At the moment it looks OK.
“Unfortunately, I think, not 100 per cent sure, that Raggy felt a little bit [something] muscle-wise. And Clyney [is], probably, out. [He felt an injury] in training the day after the game.
“Bobby had a little [issue] with his neck but should be OK, I think.”
“Not really [any update on Can]. We have contact with him, of course, it feels good, but it will take still a little bit of time.”
Adam Lallana is facing a race against time to play again this season due to a hamstring injury while Joel Matip and Joe Gomez remain on the sidelines with thigh and ankle injuries respectively.
Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting third in the table – level on points with Tottenham – but they can move to within just one point of Manchester United with a win over Bournemouth.
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