Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update on his first-team squad ahead of their Champions League group stage opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
The Reds had gone into the weekend with just Adam Lallana(groin) and Dejan Lovren(pelvis) on the sidelines but Klopp now appears to be facing a shortage of options in the centre-forward department.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the game, Klopp insisted that he is unsure whether Roberto Firmino could feature against Les Parisiens after he suffered an eye injury during the 2-1 Premier League triumph over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
During that game, the Brazilian suffered an abrasion on his left eye after an unintentional poke from Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen and Klopp has now suggested that the marksman could be a touch-and-go for the Paris Saint-Germain game after missing the training session on Monday.
Aside from Firmino, both Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke are also expected to miss out for the midweek game with Klopp confirming that the duo suffered minor injuries during the Reds’ under-23 game versus Swansea City on Saturday which finished 3-0 in their favour.
In the absence of the trio, Daniel Sturridge will most certainly lead the attack for Klopp’s men against the French champions and the game is sure to test his credentials, given he has not enjoyed much gametime on the playing field of late.
The Englishman has gone off the radar after a strong pre-season which encouraged Klopp to keep him but he is nevertheless fighting for his Reds future with his existing contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
Sturridge has come off the substitutes’ bench in four of the club’s five Premier League matches this season whilst scoring the solitary goal during the 4-0 opening day triumph over West Ham United at Anfield.
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