Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino will miss the upcoming Premier League clash with Leicester City on Monday, May 15. Although Firmino is close to returning, he will not be ready for the weekend, while Keita is still not in team training.
Both players are set to leave the club this summer when their contracts expire. Klopp’s focus now is on the Leicester game, where he expects a tough battle. He acknowledged that Leicester is in a relegation battle and will be fighting for every point. Klopp said, “It will be a real fight and we have to be ready for that. They need all the points they can get. I expect a super difficult game.”
Leicester City won the Premier League title in Klopp’s first season at Liverpool. However, their current situation is different as they are fighting to avoid relegation. Klopp has been impressed with their performances, particularly in their recent game against Everton, where they had good spells.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are fighting for a top-four spot, and a win against Leicester City will boost their chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season. The Reds will be hoping to build on their recent form, having won their last three games in the Premier League.
In conclusion, Klopp will have to make do without Keita and Firmino for the game against Leicester City. The Foxes, who are fighting for survival, will be looking to upset Liverpool’s top-four aspirations. It promises to be a tough battle, and Liverpool will have to be at their best if they want to come away with three points.