Roberto Firmino feared losing sight after clash on the pitch

Roberto Firmino feared losing sight after clash on the pitch

- Roberto Firmino says he was scared of going blind in one eye

- He was accidentally injured last month by Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen

- The Brazilian star stated that he is no longer feeling any pain in his eye

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has made it clear that he was scared of losing one of his eyes last month when he was accidentally injured by Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen.

The Brazil international 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.

Roberto Firmino while speaking for the first time since the incident told Sky Sports that he was unable to see anything after the incident and was scared of going blind.

''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.

''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 now. 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,'' he explained according to Sky Sports.

This season, Roberto Firmino has scored two goals in seven Premier League games for Liverpool, and he failed to save the Reds from a defeat against Napoli on Wednesday night in the UCL.

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Earlier, had reported how Spanish League giants Barcelona are reportedly plotting a surprise move for Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.

The Catalan giants believe that the Brazil international can help the club in their fight to retain the La Liga title and also winning the Champions League.

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