Roberto Firmino in doubt for Champions League visit of PSG after painful finger in the eye against Spurs

Alex Broun 19:26 15/09/2018
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Roberto Firmino after receiving a painful finger in the eye against Spurs

Brazil star Roberto Firmino is in doubt for Liverpool‘s opening Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening after receiving a finger in the eye from Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.

Firmino was forced off towards the end of the Reds’ well-deserved 2-1 win against Spurs at Wembley on Saturday.

The Reds forward, who was among Liverpool’s best, was caught by a flailing hand from the Tottenham defender as they challenged for a loose ball on 74 minutes.

Firmino, who netted Liverpool’s second goal on 54 minutes, required lengthy treatment on the field and then on the touchline before being replaced by Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits the striker could be in danger of missing out on the visit of the French glamour club.

“We have to go again in three days, not long for recovery, pretty quick,” said Klopp.

“I’m not sure, but maybe we have an injury with Roberto. I don’t know exactly at the moment, but it’s something with his eye.

“It was a free-kick for Tottenham, right? Funny. I haven’t seen it back, I only saw the situation from 60 yards away so I’ve no clue what exactly happened.

“But it’s something with the eye and for sure at the moment it’s not comfortable for him. But we will see.”

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