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Firmino Returns To Training After Hamstring Issue

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has returned to team training after sustaining a hamstring injury at home to Chelsea last month.

There was some positive news out of the Liverpool camp this week as Pep Lijnders confirmed that Roberto Firmino was returning to training.

The Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Anfield at the end of August and hasn't featured since.

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino is replaced by Diogo Jota in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield after picking up an injury

He had started some light jogging with the medical staff prior to the victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp's assistant then confirmed the positive update in the press conference ahead of the Norwich Carabao Cup tie.

"Then we have Bobby, who will do parts of team training but also not ready" (for Norwich).

After returning late to pre season due to Brazil's involvement in the Copa America, Firmino came off the bench to score in the 3-0 win at Norwich on the opening day of the season.

He made another substitute appearance against Burnley before starting the game against Chelsea where he picked up the hamstring issue.

It is unclear at the moment whether Firmino will return for the Premier League game at Brentford on Saturday. 

If he doesn't, he is expected to return for the Champions League match at FC Porto on Tuesday and to face the champions Manchester City at Anfield next Sunday.

Virgil van Dijk Roberto Firmino

The 29-year-old's absence has not stopped Liverpool's momentum as they have won all four of the games he has missed.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota had been expected to play the majority of the minutes in forward positions with Firmino out.

With the Brazilian missing however, Klopp gave opportunities to Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino who both impressed with goal scoring performances.

Divock Origi

Divock Origi has impressed with his performances against AC Milan and Norwich City

Whilst Liverpool's attacking options look richer than they did two weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to get Firmino back with games coming thick and fast in three competitions.