Six-time European champions Liverpool have been rocked by the news that Brazilian international Roberto Firmino will miss over four weeks with the injury picked up during the Champions League encounter with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.
Liverpool have booked their spot in the Champions League round of 16 thanks to the second win in two games against Spanish side Atletico Madrid. The Reds sealed a 2-0 home win over 10-man Atletico Madrid in midweek to add to the 3-2 victory when the two sides met for the firsttime this season. In the first meeting, Antoine Griezmann was sent off in the second half for a high boot on Firmino having scored two times for the hosts in the first half to cancel out the goals from Mo Salah and Naby Keita. Salah scored the winning goal via a spot kick with 12 minutes left to play.Atletico Madrid ended their two meetings with Liverpool this season with ten men.
For the second meeting between the two teams in the Champions League this season, Liverpool scored twice in the first quarter to beat Atletico Madrid at home and qualify for the next round as group winners. Felipe was bizarrely sent off for Atletico Madrid in the first half.
In his pre-match presser for the West Ham game, Liverpool manager JurgenKlopp told reporters that Firmino might not play again this month as he needs more than four weeks to recover from the injury picked up against Atletico Madrid in midweek. He further said that the Brazilian attacker is a quick healer thus pointing out that he could return earlier than expected.