Firmino pushing for Liverpool involvement
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is in contention to face Everton in Sunday's Merseyside derby.
Brazil international Firmino suffered an ankle injury in the 0-0 draw at Manchester United and subsequently missed the 5-0 thumping of Watford on Wednesday evening at Anfield.
The 27-year-old has been working hard over the past few days to recover in time for the derby at Goodison Park and Jurgen Klopp is optimistic the forward will be available to play.
"He was out there in the running yesterday but we have to see how he reacts. I will see him in a few minutes for the first time since yesterday," he said at his pre-match press conference.
"He is very positive, that's Bobby's nature. We have to see. I don't see any other player – OK, we have maybe two or three more of them – being even in contention for that game after the little problem he had.
"It looks really good but if he will be ready for Sunday, I don't know in this second."
Defender Dejan Lovren is set to miss out once again with a hamstring injury but he could be back for the visit of Burnley next weekend.
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.