Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained that he had dropped Roberto Firmino from the game against Huddersfield because he was actively involved with Brazil during the international break.
According to Klopp, the Brazilian did not have enough time to rest which may stop him from being fresh for the Anfield side in the weekend game where they had won by a slim 1-0.
Mohamed Salah’s strike makes it Liverpool’s first win in four games having been defeated by Napoli in the Champions League and picking up a draw against Chelsea in the Champions League.
The Brazilian forward’s absence ensured the opportunity for Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri who have been relegated to the bench so far this season.
According to the German manager, Firmino had returned to the club after the international break on Thursday after playing full 90 minutes for his country which automatically rules him out.
Firmino is therefore expected to return to the Reds team when they file out to play Reds Star in the Champions League.
However, Liverpool managed a slim win in Firmino’s absence with Klopp lamenting the awful performance of his side and stating that their lack of organization ensured they were unable to make good use of the ball.