Liverpool’s injury crisis has deepened ahead of their Uefa champions league tie against Bayern Munich at Anfield. Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the clash after he was forced to miss the crucial final training session.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp still has to wait in other to know if Dejan Lovren will be fit enough to play on Tuesday night. Lovren has not turned out since suffering hamstring injury last month and is needed to ease a lack of viable options in the centre of defence. The only fit natural central defender is Joel Matip.
Klopp has a tight decision to make between his most trusted utility man James Milner, who can play in virtually all positions on the field of play, andFabinhowho played often as a central defender for his former club AS Monaco. If Loveren doesn’t recover in time for the tie, with Virgil van Dijk suspended and Joe Gomez sidelined with a broken leg.
The only good news for Liverpool is that AlexOxlade-Chamberlain could feature again this season, with Klopp suggesting he might be fit for their Champions League semi-final were Liverpool to get there. Chamberlain sustained an injury which ruled him out for nine months inLiverpool’s semi final tie against AS Roma in the Uefa Champions League. The Three Lions’ star was named in the knockout stage as he is expected to be fit by then.
A trip to fierce rivals Manchester United waiton Sunday, but the Merseyside outfit’s immediate focus is on the visit of the German champions.