Tension for Jurgen Klopp as impressive Liverpool star in doubt for Champions League 2nd leg with RB Leipzig

Tension for Jurgen Klopp as impressive Liverpool star in doubt for Champions League 2nd leg with RB Leipzig

- Roberto Firmino was not in Liverpool training and might miss showdown against Leipzig

- The Reds take a 2-0 first leg lead to face their opponents in the Champions League round of 16

- Firmino who missed their Premier League game against Fulham might miss the encounter

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Reports have it that Liverpool might miss the services of Roberto Firmino in their Champions League second leg clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday night, March 10.

It was gathered that the Brazilian is suffering from a ‘knee issue’ as he also missed their training ahead of the encounter.

Liverpool travel to face the Bundesliga side inside the Budapest Puskas Arena with a 2-0 first leg lead and they will look to consolidate on that result to move to the quarter-final.

But they could be doing this without Firmino who also missed their Premier League game against Fulham in which Liverpool recorded an historic sixth consecutive home defeat at Anfield.

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It is reported that a late call will be made on the fitness of Firmino, with the returning Diogo Jota poised to take his place in the starting line-up.

Klopp's side has will now bank on the return of Ozan Kabak who joined the Anfield side in January as he has recovered from a recent knock sustained against Chelsea.

Tension for Jurgen Klopp as impressive Liverpool star in doubt for Champions League 2nd leg with RB Leipzig
Roberto Firmino doubtful for Liverpool 2nd leg cracker vs RB Leipzig. Photo: Oli Scarff
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Meanwhile, the Liverpool manager has insisted that he will fulfill the remaining years in his contract with the club and that he's not interested in replacing Joachim Low.

The Reds boss' contract at Anfield is set to expire in the summer of 2024 and they are currently on a run of six home defeats at the Merseyside.

Low announced he will quit the German national team at the end of the Euro 2020 in June after 15 years in charge.

Klopp has been one of the managers tipped by experts to succeed the 2014 World Cup winner but he has stated that has no interest in handling affairs at national level.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has set new Champions league record following his brace in their 2-2 draw with Spanish side Sevilla.

Dortmund dumped the La Liga outfit out of the tournament after the German side won 5-4 on aggregates.

The Bundesliga outfit are now through to the quarter-final of the competition, their first in four years and all thanks to main man Haaland.

The 20-year-old is now the quickest a player has ever reached 20 goals in the competition, and in 10 fewer appearances than the previous record holder Harry Kane.

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