The Brazil international sat out the Reds’ 5-0 hammering of the Terriers at Anfield after he sustained a slight muscle tear during a training session at Melwood, while the Netherlands defender appeared to have suffered a knock during the game.
Klopp, in conversation with Liverpool's media team, is optimistic that Firmino can recover in time for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first-leg trip to Barcelona at Camp Nou, but admitted that it was too early to be certain.
"The official diagnosis is he has a small tear in a small muscle, so apart from the word ‘tear’ everything else is positive," said Klopp. "It is Bobby, so he might be ready for Wednesday, but we obviously don’t know in the moment. Because it is him, it’s rather likely that [he will be] than not, but we will see."
Meanwhile, asked if Van Dijk had picked up an injury during the game over the relegated Terriers, Klopp replied: "No, nothing. I asked him, he said, ‘No, no, all good."
With Barcelona undoubtedly one of the strongest teams on the continent, Liverpool will need to be firing on all cylinders and any fitness updates, even ones that aren't overly worrying on the surface, will cause concern amongst the Reds fanbase.
Here is how some Liverpool supporters reacted on Twitter to Klopp's updates on Bobby and VVD:
He can have my muscles!— Wyatt (@WootenWyatt) April 26, 2019
if VVD gets injured might just jump of a bridge tbh.— Connor (@lfcConz) April 26, 2019
Please be fit for the trip against Barca— conall (@cxnallLFC_) April 26, 2019
There nothing wrong with him he got studded on the ankle but played on— Stubloke (@C1978Cliff) April 26, 2019
Van dijk noo— . (@TrxntA) April 26, 2019
♂️♂️♂️— Super Sir-Ian (@MakTwian) April 26, 2019
After the game at Camp Nou, the Reds travel to Newcastle United on Saturday night, and on the following Tuesday, Anfield will host Barca in the second leg.
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