Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has accused manager Jurgen Klopp of covering up the true extent of Roberto Firmino's ankle injury.
The Brazilian was absent during the Reds' 5-0 hammering of Huddersfield Town on Friday night following rumours online that he had been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to the damage he picked up in training the previous day. However, Klopp firmly denied such suggestions, indicating his frontman would be available to face Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek.
The German stated: "
Nicol was unconvinced by Klopp's
Klopp on Firmino rumours. “Don’t believe even 3% of what you read on social media. There’s no way Firmino is out for the season. We hope he’ll be ok for Barcelona.” #LFCHUD— Steve Wilson (@Wilsonfooty) April 26, 2019
Nicol then explained Klopp's reasoning: "
"When you start going into detail and start using the word tear, that scares me. A tear, you can’t play. You can’t do it," he finished.
Source : 90min