Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool have had some good news about the fitness of striker Diogo Jota but are less hopeful about Brazilian Roberto Firmino.

Jota was ruled out in the build-up to Saturday’s 3-1 win over Norwich because of an ankle injury, while Firmino was a late omission from the squad. In the pair’s absences, Sadio Mane started as a striker and January signing Luis Diaz was given the nod on the left.

Speaking after the game, Klopp confirmed that Jota could make his return soon but admitted the jury is still out on Firmino.

“With Diogo, it looks a little bit better than we first thought,” he said. “With Bobby, we didn’t even know that he had something until he felt it only after the game [in midweek].

“We all thought it is a little thing, but it’s a muscle injury and we have to see how long it will take. I don’t know at the moment, but for sure not for the next game, so we have to see.”



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