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Firmino to be assessed ahead of Wolves clash - Klopp

Liverpool are out to get back to winning ways in the league at Molineux but might have to do it without Roberto Firmino.

Firmino to be assessed ahead of Wolves clash - Klopp

Roberto Firmino may miss a third straight game through injury as Liverpool prepare to face Wolves on Monday.

Firmino has missed Liverpool's last two games - defeat to Fulham and victory over RB Leipzig - with a knock.

He will be assessed ahead of the meeting at Molineux, with the Reds out to arrest a slide in form that has significantly dented their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Liverpool have lost six of their last seven games in the Premier League and have suffered defeat in a club-record six consecutive home league games.

That run left them seven points adrift of the top four going into Saturday's fixtures, with winning the Champions League looking like their best shot of qualifying for next season's competition after their last-16 triumph over RB Leipzig.

Klopp on Firmino

Asked about Firmino in his pre-match media conference: "We will see. Bobby was not with us, that means he couldn't play.

"Now we have a few more days and later on, we have the medical meeting actually after the press conference – sorry! – so they will give me more information about that. We will see, two more days, hopefully.

"[It] looks like in the moment [everybody else is fit]."

Liverpool beat Leipzig 2-0 in each leg of their tie in Budapest, and Klopp is keen for his side - which has been ravaged by injuries in defence - to show the same kind of consistency domestically.

He added: "What we have to show now is consistency, the consistency in, in a performance way, in a defending way, and then obviously where we are, we have one foot in the game already if we can do that and if we can build on that then we have a chance to win a football game.

"Obviously, that's the target for the next game."

Wolves have lost their last eight Premier League games against Liverpool since a 1-0 victory at Anfield in December 2010. 

Their season has been significantly impacted by the loss of striker Raul Jimenez to a fractured skull in November, with Nuno Espirito Santo's side firmly in mid-table in 12th.

"I have a lot of sympathy with what Nuno is doing, he's doing an incredible job, this is just a strange year," said Kiopp. 

"You cannot replace one to one a player with the quality of Jimenez. It's clear they did quite well, they've had their struggles like everybody else, but meanwhile they look again really settled, it's whole again, it's a proper defending side and that's what we will face."