Klopp : Firmino Fully Fit for CL Final




Roberto Firmino is fit and ready to start the Champions League final, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday, though declined to say whether the Brazilian will be in the XI.

Firmino once again formed a dynamic partnership with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the Liverpool attack this term, scoring 16 goals and adding seven assists between the Premier League and Champions League.

However, a groin injury plagued Firmino in Liverpool's final matches of the season, with his last involvement an 11-minute cameo in the 3-0 first leg loss to Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 1.

"Yes, he's ready," Klopp said at a news conference when asked about Firmino's availability. "He's fit and he has trained. He should be fine."

Yet despite the Brazil forward being fit, Klopp would not guarantee Firmino a place in the team for Saturday's showpiece.

In fact, Klopp was unwilling to give away any clues over his selection plans, with midfielder Naby Keita the only injury absentee, promising only to reveal the lineup if his Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino revealed his XI.

"If he will start? I'll only tell you if Poch gives away his full team!"

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