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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
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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