Roberto Firmino claims he had the fear he would lose his one eye following his horrific injury against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Firmino clashed with Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen in their 2-1 win over the North Londoners and had to be hospitalized after failing to continue the game. Later it was found he had an abrasion and was subsequently discharged from the hospital.
There had been severe concerns over his immediate future but the player refuted all the thoughts as he went on to score the winning goal in Liverpool’s 3-2 triumph over Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League.
The Brazilian forward is a key part of the current Liverpool squad but he had his doubts as he thought he wouldn’t be able to use his one eye. “I was scared of going blind in one eye and not being able to see again. Thank God nothing like that happened and it gradually improved day after day.
“Of course, I’ve been taking my medication and looking after it. Your eyes are very important as a professional footballer. Thank God everything is OK now.
“I was frightened, but the pain gradually passed after the doctor gave me a painkiller and it got better.
“When the incident happened, everything was blurry and I couldn’t see out of my left eye.
“It’s much better. The pain has gone and I can’t feel anything anymore. It’s still a bit red, but I hope that clears up over time.”