Roberto Firmino has spoken about his fear that he would go blind after his horrible eye injury during Liverpool’s game with Tottenham last month.

“I was scared of going blind in one eye and not being able to see again,” said the Brazilian forward. “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.

“I was frightened, but the pain gradually passed after the doctor gave me a painkiller and it got better. When the incident happened, everything was blurry and I couldn’t see out of my left eye.

“It’s much better. The pain has gone and I can’t feel anything anymore. It’s still a bit red, but I hope that clears up over time.”