Liverpool will continue to assess the fitness of Diogo Jota ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, but Roberto Firmino will not feature at Wembley.

Jota (ankle) and Firmino (muscle) have missed the Reds’ last two matches due to injury and the former is closer to a recovery than the latter. 

Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders said on Friday: “Bobby we have to see in the next two days. He is pushing himself really hard but he will not be available for the final, to reach the squad.

“We hope he will be back really soon because you all see and know and feel how important he is for our way of playing, so I am happy that he is pushing himself. Hopefully he is soon back.

“Jota, so far no reaction on the things he did, so the straight-line running, the changes of direction and the ball work he did, so that’s a good sign. He isn’t ruled out but still it will be a challenge.”