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Firmino an injury worry for Liverpool ahead of Barcelona

By ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 27, 2019 07:44 AM

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino applauds to supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has an injury worry over Roberto Firmino ahead of its Champions League semifinal match against Barcelona.

The Brazil striker sustained a groin injury in training on Thursday and was ruled out of the Premier League game against Huddersfield on Friday.

"The official diagnosis is that he has a small tear in a very small muscle," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp after his team returned to the top of the league with a 5-0 win. "Apart from the word 'tear,' everything is positive.

"It is Bobby so he might be ready for Wednesday but we don't know at the moment. But because it is Bobby, it is rather likely than not. But we will see. Of all the bad news you could get, it is pretty much the best (outcome) but it was still bad enough that he could not play tonight."

The first leg of the semifinal is at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday.

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