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Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino breaks silence after horrific eye injury v Tottenham

Brazilian striker Firmino was forced off during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday

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Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino breaks silence after horrific eye injury v Tottenham

Brazilian striker Firmino was forced off during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday

15 September 2018 Saturday 22:07
Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino breaks silence after horrific eye injury v Tottenham

Roberto Firmino suffered a worrying eye injury against Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has confirmed there is no long-term damage to his eye after a horrific incident involving Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.

Brazilian striker Firmino was forced off during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday after Vertonghen unintentionally gauged his left eye.

The incident left Liverpool fans fearing Firmino would be set for a spell on the sidelines, with Jurgen Klopp’s side facing PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

But Firmino says he and his eye are ‘okay’ and thanked Liverpool fans for their support.

"It was just a scare, my eye is okay and so am I," he said on Instagram.

"Thank you for all the support and see you soon."

Klopp was cautious after the incident but refused to blame Vertonghen as he said he did not see the incident from his spot on the touchline.

Liverpool released a statement on Saturday evening confirming Firmino was discharged from a London hospital after receiving positive news on the eye injury.

"A hospital examination confirmed an abrasion of the eye, but there will be no lasting damage," a statement read.

"The issue will be monitored and treated by Liverpool’s medical staff at Melwood before any decision is made on whether Firmino will be able to figure in Tuesday evening’s Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.

At this stage, the No.9 has not been ruled out.

"Firmino travelled back to Merseyside separately from his teammates with club doctor Andy Massey following the positive assessment.

"The players and staff onboard the club flight back to Liverpool sent the Brazilian a video wishing him well, recorded on the team plane."

Georginio Wijnaldum opened the scoring for Liverpool at Wembley before Firmino doubled the visitors’ lead ten minutes after half-time.

Erik Lamela pulled a goal back for Spurs but the Reds were not to be denied a fifth consecutive Premier League victory.

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