By Wayne Veysey

6th Apr, 2016 | 4:39pm

Liverpool given huge boost as key attacker passed fit to face Dortmund

By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Roberto Firmino has travelled with the Liverpool squad for their Europa League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

The Brazilian attacker is among a 20-man provisional squad that manager Jurgen Klopp has taken to Germany for the first leg of the quarter-final tie on Thursday night.

Liverpool confirmed with a video and pictures via their official Twitter account that Firmino was a member of the travelling party after being passed fit to take his place in the squad.

The forward, who has been one of the team’s outstanding players since the turn of the year, has missed Liverpool’s last two matches – as well as two Brazil internationals during the break – with a hamstring injury sustained against Manchester United three weeks ago.

Jurgen Klopp claimed last Friday that Firmino was “close” to a return against Tottenham on Saturday but he was not risked and the manager now has a selection dilemma for the Dortmund match.

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With Liverpool keen to get the crucial away goal in Germany that would set them up for the return leg at Anfield, Klopp could have a big decision to make about the composition of his front four.

He is likely to perm four players out of striker Daniel Sturridge and attacking midfielders Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and James Milner.

In other Liverpool team news, Lucas Leiva was not in the squad that has travelled to Germany.