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Roberto Firmino returns to training ahead of Liverpools Champions League semi final against Barcelona

Roberto Firmino missed Liverpools 5-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday (Picture: PA)
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By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 30, 2019

Roberto Firmino missed Liverpool's 5-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday
Roberto Firmino missed Liverpools 5-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday (Picture: PA)

Roberto Firmino has provided Liverpool with a major fitness boost ahead of Wednesdays Champions League semi final first leg against Barcelona.

The Brazil international missed Fridays 5-0 win over Huddersfield, which temporarily lifted Jurgen Klopps side back to the top of the Premier League table, with a minor muscle injury.

Daniel Sturridge, making his first league start since December 5, replaced Firmino but the former Hoffenheim forward appears to certain to reclaim is starting spot alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after showing no ill-effects during Tuesdays training session at Melwood.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who made his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury after a year out on Friday, also trained with his teammates and is eligible to play a part after he was included in Liverpools squad, submitted to UEFA in February, for the knockout phase.

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Dejan Lovren could partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-half against Barcelona
Dejan Lovren could partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-half against Barcelona (Picture: Getty)
Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk takes part in a team training session at Melwood in Liverpool, north west England on April 30, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match against Barcelona. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Virgil van Dijk was crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday (Picture: AP)

With Firmino almost certain to return, Klopps main selection headache centres on Andy Robertsons suspension and who will replace the Scottish assist machine.

The former Hull City full-back has been a key attacking weapon this season but he will miss the first leg at Camp Nou after he was booked for the third time in the Read More – Source

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Roberto Firmino returns to training ahead of Liverpools Champions League semi final against Barcelona

Roberto Firmino missed Liverpools 5-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday (Picture: PA)
Roberto Firmino ..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 30, 2019

Roberto Firmino missed Liverpool's 5-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday
Roberto Firmino missed Liverpools 5-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday (Picture: PA)

Roberto Firmino has provided Liverpool with a major fitness boost ahead of Wednesdays Champions League semi final first leg against Barcelona.

The Brazil international missed Fridays 5-0 win over Huddersfield, which temporarily lifted Jurgen Klopps side back to the top of the Premier League table, with a minor muscle injury.

Daniel Sturridge, making his first league start since December 5, replaced Firmino but the former Hoffenheim forward appears to certain to reclaim is starting spot alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after showing no ill-effects during Tuesdays training session at Melwood.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who made his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury after a year out on Friday, also trained with his teammates and is eligible to play a part after he was included in Liverpools squad, submitted to UEFA in February, for the knockout phase.

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Dejan Lovren could partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-half against Barcelona
Dejan Lovren could partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-half against Barcelona (Picture: Getty)
Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk takes part in a team training session at Melwood in Liverpool, north west England on April 30, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match against Barcelona. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Virgil van Dijk was crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday (Picture: AP)

With Firmino almost certain to return, Klopps main selection headache centres on Andy Robertsons suspension and who will replace the Scottish assist machine.

The former Hull City full-back has been a key attacking weapon this season but he will miss the first leg at Camp Nou after he was booked for the third time in the Read More – Source

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