The Brazilian forward returned to training for Liverpool on Tuesday, having missed the 5-0 thumping of Huddersfield on Friday. His return would be a massive boost for his side, though, it was feared he might be ruled out for the rest of the season.
The Brazilian forward has been out of action with an ankle knock, and it was rumored to be for a long term. However, the forward was seen training in an open session at Melwood ahead of the Reds’ Champions League semi-final first leg clash with Barcelona on Wednesday.
Liverpool’s coach, Jurgen Klopp, voiced his optimism on the availability of the former Hoffenheim forward when he told BBC Sport on Friday: “Roberto Firmino is not out for the rest of the season. It’s true yesterday [on Thursday], after training, he fell obviously a little bit, he went to the physiotherapist and they wanted to wait overnight.
“This morning he came and said he still feels it a little bit. It’s kind of a small tear. We shall see. It’s Bobby Firmino, so I would say it’s likely he’s ready for Barcelona. Of course we don’t know 100%.”
And the Brazilian gave his team a massive boost with his presence at training on Tuesday just ahead of the first leg tie.