Roberto Firmino gave Jurgen Klopp the best news on the eve of the Champions League final by attending a public training in top condition.
The Brazilian international missed the end of the Premier League season, as well as the epic comeback against Barcelona, after tearing an adductor muscle, but the gap between Liverpool & # 39; s last domestic match against Wolves and this confrontation with Tottenham gave him the ability to recover.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, was reluctant when asked about Firmino & # 39; s fitness during his pre-match press conference but the proof that the German would have wanted it came when his influential striker participated in intensive training in the Wanda Metropolitano.
Jurgen Klopp believes that Roberto Firmino striker must be suitable for the Champions League final
The Brazilian missed the last three games of Liverpool of the season, but is fit again
Klopp supervised the training on his part in an empty Wanda Metropolitano on Friday
Mohamed Salah shows off his speed as the Liverpool stars are put to the test
Firmino was able to participate in all parts of the session, including a short-pitched 10-against-duel and it indicated that he was ready to make his first start since Liverpool defeated Cardiff 2-0 on April 21; a final decision will be made once Liverpool is trained tomorrow morning.
& # 39; He is completely fit & # 39 ;, Klopp said. & # 39; But I am leaving my team with a few question marks. If Poch (Mauricio Pochettino) comes in here and tells his team, call me and I'll tell you! & # 39;
It is not surprising that when Pochettino was then asked if Harry Kane would be ready to start the Champions League final, he was also non-committal and said: “We have occasional training that we are going to decide. & # 39;
There is a mutual respect between Pochettino and Klopp, which stems from the start of their paths in Klopp's debut as Liverpool manager in White Hart Lane in October 2015. The two teams played a 0-0 draw.
Klopp laughs with AC Milan and Juventus big Andrea Pirlo (left) during the session
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain participated in the training in the Wanda Metropolitano
The German manager had a big smile on his face when he attended the training on Friday
Both men are now chasing their first major trophy in English football, but Klopp is not worried that he will always fall short in the final. He has lost the last six times he has played for a trophy, but that record has not led him to feel that he is cursed.
& # 39; Do you think I have had an unfortunate career? & # 39; Klopp said. & # 39; My career so far has certainly not been bad luck. The problem is, and my wife says this all the time, she asks when the last game of the season is because we are usually in it.
& # 39; Since 2012, apart from 2017, I have been in the final with my team every year. I am probably the world record holder – certainly in the last seven years – of winning semi-finals. If I wrote a book about it, probably nobody would buy it.
& # 39; If I saw myself as a loser, we would all have a problem. But I don't see it that way. The rest is for the outside world that you think afterwards I think I am a winner. The obvious thing is silverware, we want to win with everything we have.
& # 39; But the things that haven't happened in the past, I could still have faith in that. Before I went to the final, I won things like promotion at Mainz, things like that. There may be times when you are unlucky and lucky, and the finals I was part of were never the lucky side that is true.
Sadio Mane (left) and Georginio Wijnaldum (right) are both watching the ball
James Milner (center), Adam Lallana (left) and others stretch out for the session
Defender Joel Matip (right) keeps in touch with Salah during the exhibition game in training
Klopp is preparing for the final of the Champions League, which will take place on the same field
& # 39; But I can't change that. How I understand it is that if you work for it, you have it from time to time. Apart from that, it is not an unfortunate career and it is not over yet! & # 39;
Liverpool seemed a little overwhelmed when they challenged the final in Kiev 12 months ago, but Klopp says that experience will not affect Tottenham's outcome; they have certainly improved as a team since they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.
& # 39; We are much more mature & # 39 ;, Klopp said. & # 39; We are older. Age is a good thing, we are one year older. Players like Trent still have 50 games in their legs. The boys performed in that final, it's not like we didn't have a chance for a clear favorite.
& # 39; Last year we were surprised that we were in the final and we had to take a step. The boys were really consistent this season. The final was another starting point for the next steps, that's who we saw it and that's how we wanted to use it. And that is what we have done. & # 39;
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