Roberto Firmino scored to help maintain Liverpool’s perfect start to the season, but he didn’t come away unscathed from Wembley Stadium.
A Saturday lunchtime visit to Tottenham heralded a significant challenge for a high-flying Liverpool, but the Reds were equal to it.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and the aforementioned Firmino gave them the three points.
He was forced to go off after 74 minutes however, as a brutal eye poke from Jan Vertonghen raised concerns about the state of his left eye.
Despite the images, the foul was actually given against the Brazilian by the assistant referee.
The club initially stated their striker would be “assessed after suffering an eye injury”.
“I’m not sure, but there may be an injury with Roberto, we don’t know exactly in the moment,” said manager Jurgen Klopp after the victory.
“It’s something with his eye, we will see. I didn’t see it back. I only saw the situation from around 60 yards. I have no clue what exactly happened.
“But it’s something with the eye and for sure in the moment it’s not comfortable for him. We will see.”
Since then, the club have posted a positive update, saying: “A hospital examination confirmed an abrasion of the eye, but there will be no lasting damage.”
The Anfield side host PSG on Tuesday in their Champions League opener, but whether Firmino will take part still remains to be seen, subject to monitoring from Liverpool’s medical staff.