Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino could be part of Jürgen Klopp's first team when they host Watford in the Premier League on Wednesday, despite being forced off at the weekend with an ankle injury.

The Brazilian was one of four first-half substitutions at Old Trafford as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw against Manchester United, with Firmino being replaced by Daniel Sturridge half an hour into the match after rolling his ankle.

But Firmino's injury isn't as serious as first feared and Liverpool manager Klopp has revealed that his star striker could be available against Watford as he recovers from injuries very quickly.


"He looks good, we were obviously lucky," Klopp told his pre-match press conference, quoted by the club's official website. "It is not as serious as we thought in the first moment, but if Bobby leaves the pitch it is not a good sign.

“We play tomorrow and it will be very close for that, but there’s still a chance for the derby [on Sunday]. 

"Because it’s Bobby, I would say ‘yes [there is a chance for Watford]’, but I don’t know if I would use that chance. Writing Bobby off is a big mistake because he recovers very quick."

While still integral to Liverpool's attack, 27-year-old hasn't been at his best this season in front of goal, scoring nine times in the Premier League and twice in the Champions League.

Liverpool are still fighting tooth and nail in both competitions, with the hope that the Reds can end their wait for silverware. They were runners up for Europe's biggest prize last season, while they have never won the Premier League in its modern form.