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Klopp Talk: Firmino Fit for Arsenal

And more fitness updates.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

In today’s press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp provided some much-needed good news. Bobby Firmino is back from injury and might be in contention for Klopp’s squad.

“Bobby is back, all the others not,” said Klopp. Squad members who remain on the sidelines include Divock Origi, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Jordan Henderson, as well as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

When asked about Gomez, Van Dijk and Henderson’s availability for the Euros - a think we all care about very much - Klopp said, “I don’t know it, I don’t want to take a player away from Holland or England - if they are ready they are ready and if they are not ready I cannot change that. In the moment, they are in the rehab process, so it’s not about me to make the decision.

“I only deliver the news when I have it and I don’t have any in the moment; no bad news, no brilliant news, they cannot play tomorrow, so that’s the situation.”

Particularly on Henderson, he had nothing new to offer in terms of positive updates.

“He is not here in the moment, so he cannot train - but he will train in the next days and weeks, for sure. [There’s] nothing to say from me but the problem is I am not a doctor, I’m not a surgeon, I’m not this and that in all of the [injury] cases. It is just about time and if the time will be enough I have no idea, but I hope so.”

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