In a massive respite to Liverpool, Roberto Firmino didn’t suffer any serious injury the club confirmed.
Firmino was the centre of attraction as he was on the receiving end when Jan Vertonghen slapped his face into the Brazilian’s eye. The Reds forward had to be stretchered off to the hospital following the nasty injury to the eye.
There were severe concerns after he fell down but it seems he will be in contention to feature in the Champions League tie next week against PSG at the Anfield. It is not clear whether the move was deliberate from Vertonghen or not and he might face a sanction if found guilty.
A club statement read : “Roberto Firmino was discharged from a London hospital this afternoon after receiving good news on the eye injury he sustained during Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur.
The forward was sent for assessment having been forced from the field in the second half of the Reds’ Wembley victory.
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
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.”