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Liverpool expect treble boost to face Wolves in decider

Liverpool expect to have three major players back to face Wolves in the Premier League title decider this Sunday.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino sat out of the historic 4-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday night which put the Reds into the Champions League final, while Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was rested.

Salah was recovering from concussion suffered in the game against Newcastle, while Firmino’s muscle injury problems kept him out.

Left back Andy Robertson was unable to start the second half against Barca because of a calf issue.

Speaking after the game, Robertson said: “It doesn’t feel the best at the minute but I’ll get a scan tomorrow.

They’re confident that it’s just a nerve or whatever and it can be maybe a couple of days, but we’ll wait and see. We can’t really comment until I get the scan, but I’ll be saying my prayers.”

But Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane all played through knocks during the game and should be fine to face Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking at full-time, said: “We started without Bobby, Mo and Naby. ‘Ox’ was not available but only we rested him – he’ll hopefully be an option for the weekend.

‘Hendo’ got an unbelievable kick against his knee, and Robbo got the heel of Suarez against his calf. You saw both limping; then Virg goes down, then Sadio goes down, and you think, ‘OK, it would help if we could finish the game with 11!’

So we will see, we’ll try to collect the bones and go again against Wolves.”

Salah has been an ever present in the Premier League and has scored 26 goals in all competitions, making him Liverpool’s top scorer, while Firmino has 16 in league and cups.

Midfielder Naby Keita is out for the season with a tendon rupture in his knee, which will also rule him out of this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Liverpool have won their last eight Premier League games in a row and are 16 unbeaten in the competition. But their last domestic defeat was to Wolves, on January 7, in the FA Cup, when they lost 2-1.