Origi limps off for Liverpool, ending Firmino’s day off

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Roberto Firmino’s planned rest ahead of a UEFA Champions League match against Napoli at midweek lasted all of 37 minutes.

The in-form Brazilian is into Saturday’s Premier League home match against Newcastle United with the score level at 1 following an injury to Divock Origi (Sadio Mane would complete a brace moments later to make it 2-1).

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The Belgian striker was clipped by Miguel Almiron on a freak early play, but played on another half hour.

It seemed to only get worse, and Origi limped off the field for Firmino in the 37th minute.

Firmino has two goals and two assists in four matches for the Reds this season, so it’s not exactly something Newcastle was hoping to see in its bid for a surprise point.