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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino: 'I was scared of going blind'

Firmino: 'I was scared of going blind'
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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino feared that he would be left blind in one eye following his collision with Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen last month.

Roberto Firmino has revealed that he "was scared of going blind" after suffering an injury to his eye in Liverpool's win over Tottenham Hotspur last month.

The Brazilian forward required hospital treatment after being accidentally poked in his left eye socket by Jan Vertonghen.

Tests confirmed that Firmino had suffered no lasting damage and he was back in action for Liverpool just three days later.

However, the 27-year-old feared losing sight as a result of the collision with Vertonghen, telling Sky Sports News: "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."

Firmino has scored three goals in 10 appearances for Liverpool this season, including the second goal in the 2-1 win against Spurs on September 15.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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