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Liverpool Handed Injury Boost Ahead of Brentford Clash

While Keïta and Thiago are sidelined, Klopp has a lot of options for the weekend.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on September 23, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
Roberto Firmino of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on September 23, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

After missing the last four matches with a hamstring injury, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Roberto Firmino will be available to face Brentford Saturday — though it’s unclear whether the number nine will start on the pitch or the bench.

Both Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah got rest as the Divock Origi Reds smashed past Norwich City in the cup mid-week, so both wingers should be fresh to face newly-promoted Brentford.

While both Thiago and Naby Keïta are unavailable due to minor injuries (calf and foot, respectively) sustained recently, James Milner and Neco Williams have been in training, and Trent Alexander-Arnold has made a full recovery from the non-COVID illness that kept him out of the side last weekend.

Harvey Elliot remains sidelines with his long-term injury, but the general health of the squad means that Klopp has a number of decisions to make for tomorrow’s match.

Brentford report no new fitness concerns ahead of this match, and we can thus expect a side in rhythm at the Brentford Community Stadium Saturday.