During Liverpool’s 2-1 away win against Tottenham in the Premier League this afternoon, worry broke out amongst fans when Firmino was seen bleeding from his eye.
When photos emerged on social media of the bizarre challenge from the Tottenham defender, many felt concerned that with the Champions League clash just 3 days away Liverpool would miss their key man.
But soon after fans could breath a sigh of relief as Firmino’s wife posted an update on Instagram, translating roughly to:
Staff is coming out news in the press that does not precede. At first everything is fine with Roberto, he has already been examined and is returning home thanks to everyone’s concern.
The club then commented on the situation:
Firmino travelled back to Merseyside separately from his team-mates with club doctor Andy Massey following the positive assessment.
Good news for Liverpool, who’ve learned in recent times just how important the Brazilian is to not just their attack but their overall play carrying out Klopp’s system.