‘Salah, Robertson, Henderson Should Be Fine Before Sunday’ Klopp hopes ahead of Premier League Finale
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to have Mohamed Salah , Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson fit for Sunday ’ s Premier League finale against Wolverhampton Wanderers as the Reds aim to end a 29 – year wait to win the title.
Klopp ’ s men trail Manchester City by one point at the top of the table and need the champions ’ 13 – game -winning run to come to an end at Brighton if they are to win the league .
Liverpool are in high spirits after a stunning 4 – 0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday that booked their place in a second consecutive Champions League final , a match top scorer Salah missed after suffering a concussion in the Reds ’ 3 – 2 win at Newcastle last weekend.
“ Mo looked good around the celebrations after the game , to be honest , ” said Klopp .
“ The day before yesterday and yesterday he was running outside and will be part of training today . ”
Klopp confirmed Roberto Firmino remains out with a groin tear as Wolves visit Anfield, but is hopeful the Brazilian will be ready for the Madrid final against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1 .
Robertson had to be replaced at half -time against Barca and Henderson required a pain – killing injection at the break after taking a kick on the knee late in the first half .
“ The famous three words of this week in the dressing room : ‘ It’ s only pain , ‘” added Klopp .
“ Unfortunately , Robbo could deal with the pain but only the rest of his body couldn ’ t because he couldn ’ t really activate the muscle anymore, some nerve hit or whatever . They should be fine (for Sunday ) . ”
Klopp hailed his side ’ s thrashing of a Barca side containing Lionel Messi as “ one of the best moments in football history ”, and he is hoping a crazy week that also saw Spurs come from 3 – 0 down on aggregate to beat Ajax in the other Champions League semi -final has another twist .
“ It was a week of miracles , of big football moments and there could be a big football moment for us on Sunday , ” added Klopp .
“ Most people expected me to sit here today saying now we are out of the Champions League and it is pretty difficult to become champion .
“ The only thing we can do is to win the game . In this situation, it seems like Wolves and Brighton are only there and that City will win , and we will win , and they will be champion . But there is a game to play . ”