Liverpool FC Champions League Final Injury Report: Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita

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Happy UEFA Champions League Final week everybody! Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will clash on Saturday at the home of Atletico Madrid, and one of the managers/clubs is guaranteed to see his/their trophy drought out come to an end. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp met the media today, and we have video of the entire session, via YouTube, embedded below. During the presser, Klopp gave the latest fitness updates on forward Roberto Firmino and midfielder Naby Keita.

“Bobby [Firmino] trained and was part of training last week,” Klopp told the group of assembled reporters.

“He looked really good, fine and will be training from tomorrow again. All we have seen so far is good, so he will be fine, for sure.”

Firmino, who has been battling a muscular injury, has not played since the very first day of the month, when he put in 11 minutes off the bench during the 3-0 Champions League semifinal first-leg defeat at Barcelona.

As for Keita, he was replaced during the first half of the same game and has not featured since.

However, he was included in Guinea’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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“There is no chance for Naby,” Klopp said.

“He is really progressing well, so we will see how it works out for Africa Cup of Nations.”

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Final FYIs

Kickoff: Saturday, June 1, 8pm, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid

Injury Report: Tottenham Hotspur   Liverpool

Exclusive interview/match preview with LFC UCL legend Vladimir Smicer: part 1  part 2

Starting XI Predictions (coming later this week): Liverpool   Tottenham Hotspur

Manager Press Conference Videos and Quotes: Mauricio Pochettino    Jurgen Klopp

Google Result Probability (after 90 minutes): Liverpool win 48%  draw 27%  Tottenham Hotspur win 25%

Prediction: Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1

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  1. its really very big game and each team expect to win the game hopeful including Liverpool FC as well
    But since soccer is soccer we yet to see after 90 minutes time
    Great to Liverpool fans

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