Liverpool provide Roberto Firmino injury update ahead of Paris Saint-Germain tie

Liverpool provide Roberto Firmino injury update ahead of Paris Saint-Germain tie

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Liverpool have confirmed that Roberto Firmino has been discharged from hospital after sustaining an eye injury against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian forward was caught by a flailing hand from Jan Vertonghen and was forced to be withdrawn.

The Reds maintained their perfect start to the new season this afternoon by recording a fifth straight win over Spurs.

Firmino update ahead of PSG tie

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Liverpool have announced that Firimo has suffered “an abrasion of the eye”.

An abrasion of the eye can take between 24 and 48 hours to recover from.

The Reds take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The club state that at this stage the player “has not been ruled out”.

Liverpool official statement reads:

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

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.

The Reds’ hot form continues: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Liverpool

The Reds ran riot at Wembley Stadium to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame their toughest test so far – passing with flying colours by brushing Spurs aside.

Michel Vorm’s error from a corner and his inability to prevent Georginio Wijnaldum’s header from crossing the line gifted Liverpool the lead just before the interval.

Roberto Firmino was the player to double their lead tucking home from close range after 54 minutes.

Erik Lamela netted Tottenham a late consolation and to help produce a rather flattering scoreline for his side’s display.


Read more Liverpool news:

Liverpool fans want Jan Vertonghen to be banned

Sadio Mane vs Son Heung-min: Tottenham denied by last minute pro-Liverpool call

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September 15, 2018 at 02:03PM

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