Update (9/15, 2:00 PM) – Firmino has been discharged from a hospital in London and has received good news following his eye injury.

It says on the Liverpool website that “a hospital examination confirmed an abrasion of the eye, but there will be no lasting damage.”

His condition will continue to be monitored by staff at Melwood, however, he has not been ruled out of playing on Tuesday.


Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino scored what ended up being the game-winning goal for his side against Tottenham this morning, however, he will be looked at this weekend after getting poked in the eye by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.

The Brazilian international was forced to leave the match in the 70th minute and was replaced by midfielder Jordan Henderson.

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp told the press,

“We don’t know exactly in the moment (but) it’s something with his eye…I only saw the situation from 60 yards away. For sure in the moment it’s not comfortable for him.”

It remains unclear whether or not he will be available for Liverpool’s Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, but we will have that news for all of you when it becomes apparent one way or another.

If he proves unavailable, look for either Daniel Sturridge or Xherdan Shaqiri to take his place.

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