Roberto Firmino a doubt for Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund

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Liverpool midfielder Roberto Firmino is still doubtful for Thursday's Europa League first leg match against Borussia Dortmund.

The attacking midfielder has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury in the previous round tie against Manchester United on March 17th.

Firmino is Liverpool's top goal scorer and assists leader this season, so if he is unable to feature it will be a huge blow to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.


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With Daniel Sturridge still not at full fitness and Christian Benteke sidelined after picking up a calf injury while on international duty, Klopp's options up front are slim at best.

The 24-year-old Brazilian has travelled to the West Forrest for the tie and will train with the squad, but wether he features in the starting eleven is still unknown.

Dortmund's defence is back to full strength after the return of Mats Hummels from injury and will be sure to prove a significant barrier for Liverpool to overcome if they are to clinch that crucial away goal.

Klopp will be comforted by the continuing good form of Philippe Coutinho, scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the league last Sunday, and will be hoping that he can fill the potential hole left by Firmino.

Whatever the outcome, with or without Firmino, Liverpool will need to be at their absolute best to pose a threat to Dortmund. The German side are bookies favourites to win the competition and are in good form, going the entire month of March without defeat, scoring 14 goals in the process.

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