As the international matches finish up this week and Liverpool players fly back to Anfield from the different parts of the globe, some good news happened right at home.
Roberto Firmino, who missed the last three games with an ankle injury, rejoined training on Monday. Firmino was joined by his Brazilian compatriot Fabinho at the AXA Centre, where he was one of the first team players who trained with some lucky youngsters.
The Reds’ next match is a trip to the Emirates to take on Arsenal, so potentially having Firmino as an option will be a huge boost for the Klopp. Liverpool won their last two matches before going into this extended break, and they’ll be looking to keep up the momentum with a third victory.
However, even if Firmino is deemed fit to play, he may find himself on the bench. In his absence, Diogo Jota has returned to the team. Jota scored the winner against Wolves, netting at the stroke of halftime to give Liverpool a much-needed victory.
It’s possible that Klopp decides to just go for it and play both of them at once. Regardless of whether he plays against Arsenal or not, its still nice to have a player of Bobby’s quality back in contention. Liverpool are still trying to push for a top four spot, and they’re scheduled to play Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals next week. They need all the quality they can get.