Roberto Firmino has revealed he feared he was going to be blind in one eye after he was caught by Jan Vertonghen during Liverpool’s win over Tottenham Hotspur last month.
Firmino was forced off in the 2-1 victory at Wembley and taken to a hospital in London, where it was confirmed he sustained an abrasion of the eye.
Sources said that the FA would be taking no disciplinary action against Vertonghen, with the governing body believing the incident to be entirely accidental.
“I was scared of going blind in one eye and not being able to see again,” Firmino told Sky Sports. “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.”
Firmino did not miss any action because of the injury. He was a doubt for the following game against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, but came off the bench to score an stoppage-time winner.
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