Roberto Firmino poses in protective glasses as Liverpool star continues to recover from eye injury after scoring memorable late winner against PSG
- Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino appears to have been given some protective glasses
- He continues to get over an eye injury sustained at Tottenham on Saturday
- Firmino recovered to come off the bench and score the winner against PSG
- He celebrated his stoppage time strike by putting one hand over his injured eye
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino appears to have got his hands on some protective glasses as he continues to get over an eye injury sustained at Tottenham on Saturday.
The Brazilian had his left eye accidentally gouged by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen as they tussled for the ball at Wembley, leading to Firmino being taken to hospital before returning to Merseyside.
Firmino recovered enough to be on the bench against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night though and proved to be his side’s hero after scoring a late winner to complete a remarkable three days. He celebrated by putting one hand over his injured eye.
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino appears to have got his hands on some protective glasses
Firmino was pictured in his new equipment during Liverpool training on Wednesday night
Footage emerged of the Brazilian first wearing the glasses on Alberto Moreno’s Instagram
The Liverpool striker continues to get over an eye injury sustained at Tottenham on Saturday
Footage emerged on the Instagram account of Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno on Wednesday of Firmino trying on a pair of glasses that look to be specifically designed to protect his eye. He then was captured wearing them in training as Liverpool warmed down after their Champions League group stage win.
They featured a strap that went around the back of the head, similar to those worn by Dutch legend Edgar Davids during his illustrious career.
Firmino may have to wear the glasses if he is to play any part in Liverpool’s Premier League game against Southampton this weekend. Daniel Sturridge took his place in the starting line-up and scored, prompting a selection headache for Jurgen Klopp.
Firmino recovered enough to come off the bench and score the winner against PSG at Anfield
The Brazilian celebrated his stoppage time effort by putting one hand over his injured eye
Klopp took the decision to include Firmino in his squad to face PSG on Tuesday morning, even though he hadn’t properly returned to training.
Liverpool’s manager had assumed there would be no chance of including Firmino in his plans but he reported for training at Melwood on the day of the game and told Klopp: ‘I’m fine’.
The German said: ‘There was no chance yesterday (Monday). Absolutely no chance the day before (Sunday). But he came this morning (Tuesday), he came in and said “I’m fine. I can open my eye again.” It was good!’
Man-of-the-Match James Milner added: ‘It was very important. It would have been very disappointing (not to win). It shows the character of this side to go again. I can’t say enough good things about Bobby to come off the bench after his injury.’