Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool injury news - two players miss training ahead of Newcastle

The latest on Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle United.

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted Roberto Firmino will again be absent for Liverpool when they travel to Newcastle United on Saturday (12.30).

The striker has missed the Reds’ past three games with an ankle injury.

Firmino will be forced to sit out a fourth match as Liverpool seek ‘further information’ on the Brazilian’s issue.

Klopp said: “Bobby is not a serious injury. It’s taking a bit longer than we all thought - and Bobby thought.

“He will not be ready. Bobby didn’t train yet and we need to get further information to get him back.”

Meanwhile, Kostask Tsimikas and Curtis Jones missed the 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Both were ill.

Tsimikas has returned to training, although Jones was not present at the Reds’ Kirkby base yesterday.

Klopp added: “We had a little problem with a little area and stuff.

“Curtis and Kostas. Kostas was back yesterday, Curtis couldn’t train yesterday.”

Newcastle a team in form

In the last 14 Premier League games, only title challnegers Liverpool and Manchester City have picked up more points than Newcastle United’s 31.

The Toon are on a six-game winning run at St James’ Park and Klopp is well aware of the size of the task ahead on Tyneside.

“An incredible run, hey?” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.

“When our analysis meeting starts and you always see the last 10 or 12 results, it’s green when you win and red when you lost. There’s like green, green, green then red, red, red and then again a lot of green. So they’re obviously in a really good moment and Eddie plays a massive part in that.

“They signed one of our analysts, that’s for sure a big part as well, I have to say. Mark, if you see this – we’ll play a completely different team!

“They do really well, they signed a few good players. That will happen in the future 100% with the power Newcastle is now, and of course they made a lot of change and all these kinds of things.

“But for this season they brought in smart moves, really brought good players in and just had stability. The players who were there before could grow into a really confident figure as well.”