Liverpool players arrived at training on the of Tuesday’s Champions League opener against PSG with a number of fitness concerns in attack.
Manager Jurgen Klopp could face the French giants with only one fit leading striker in Daniel Sturridge due to doubts over Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi.
Firmino sustained an abrasion of the eye during a clash with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Wembley, while Solanke and Origi picked up knocks in an Under 23 match against Swansea.
The players had a training session just before 5pm but Firmino did not head out with the main group.
Asked if Firmino would be available to partner Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s attack, Klopp said: ‘He couldn’t play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow.
‘It is good news it will be close. Everybody who saw the picture after the game, we were all shocked.
‘When we had contact after the game, it was a big relief for all of us. He will be fine but nobody knows exactly when.’
Should Firmino fail in his fitness battle, Sturridge could make his first Champions League start for Liverpool.
‘He will be ready,’ Klopp said. ‘If Bobby can’t play, Dom (Solanke) and Divock (Origi) can’t, then we are short of options. They got little injuries in the Under 23 game with Swansea.
‘But no problem with the first line-up, just options.’
Big-spending PSG have so far failed to deliver in the Champions League but Klopp rates them among the best sides in Europe.
‘PSG are one of the favourites for the competition,’ he added.
‘I don’t want to play mind games, this side is built for winning the Champions League with the unbelievable quality they have.’
Neymar is expected to return after he, along with Kylian Mbappe, sat out Friday’s 4-0 victory over St Etienne.
Klopp said: ‘He was rested at the weekend so he will be 100 per cent fresh for us and we will see the full Neymar package.’