Why Liverpool pair Roberto Firmino & Divock Origi are not in squad to face Wolves



Liverpool attackers Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi have been left off the club’s matchday squad list to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves play host

Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to return to action shortly, in the final fixture of the Premier League gameweek.

The Reds have made the trip to Molineux, for a highly anticipated meeting with Wolves.

Liverpool head into proceedings having secured a morale-boosting victory last time out, when the English champions downed RB Leipzig by 2 goals to nil, to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Prior to their win at the Puskas Arena, though, Klopp and co. were of course in the midst of a historically dismal spell of domestic form.

As such, the Merseysiders will no doubt be wary of a potential upset this evening, with a defeat at Molineux likely to put the final nail in the club’s hopes of securing a top-4 berth.

Attackers miss out

Two of Liverpool’s stars who will not be contributing to their side’s efforts to bag a 3-point haul versus Wolves, though, are Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino.

This comes with both hitmen having been omitted from Klopp’s travelling squad this evening.

As confirmed in an official post across the club’s social media platforms a short time ago, Diogo Jota is set to spearhead Liverpool’s attack, with Origi absent due to what is simply described as a ‘muscle injury’:

Roberto Firmino, meanwhile, whom Klopp had expressed his hope would be available for selection this evening, remains sidelined with a knee problem.

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3 Leicester City FC 29 21 56
4 Chelsea FC 29 19 51
5 West Ham United FC 28 10 48
6 Everton FC 28 3 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 17 45
8 Liverpool FC 28 11 43
9 Aston Villa FC 27 11 41
10 Arsenal FC 28 8 41
11 Crystal Palace FC 29 -16 37
12 Leeds United 28 -3 36
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 28 -9 35
14 Southampton FC 29 -15 33
15 Burnley FC 29 -15 33
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 28 -7 29
17 Newcastle United FC 28 -17 28
18 Fulham FC 29 -14 26
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
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Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
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Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
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