Liverpool's Firmino eye gouged by Tottenham defender Vertonghen

EPL: Firmino is an 'animal' - Mane

EPL: Firmino is an 'animal' - Mane

Firmino, who scored his team's second goal at the start of the second half against Tottenham, had to travel back to Liverpool separately from his teammates.

Erik Lamela pounced in second-half injury time to cause a few nervous moments within a late Spurs fightback, but Liverpool dominated throughout and should have finished emphatic winners. "I do not have the personality to wait for problems but I know they will come", Klopp said.

Vorm made a good save to deny Sadio Mane in the 48th minute before Lucas Moura also squandered a good chance to get his team back into the game after he was played in by a long ball from Eriksen, who had a good game for the visitors.

"You always try to have your best game, but it is clear with the number of games".

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"The performance was better than the result", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.

"We will see, and then we play Paris Saint-Germain-they won yesterday without Neymar and Mbappe, so they can obviously rest players in the league".

Liverpool welcomed back Naby Keita for the Spurs game, after the midfield star sat out the win at Leicester before the worldwide break. At the back they were composed, competitive, classy, solid -...

"Today, we had 85 brilliant minutes and then unfortunately we didn't finish the game off".

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"I am long enough now in this business to know no one plays a flawless season - not even [Manchester] City previous year played a ideal season", he said.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has confirmed there is no long-term damage to his eye after a horrific incident involving Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.

After the match, Firmino was taken to Moorfield's Eye Hospital in London and there were fears that he could miss Liverpool's first Champions League clash of the season.

Thankfully, Firmino had some good news for fans after being released from hospital with the diagnosis being an abrasion of the left eye.

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It remains to be seen which players make the squad for the Tottenham game but the bench we saw against Leicester last time out of Mignolet, Sturridge, Keita, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri and Matip is a world away. At this stage, the No.9 has not been ruled out.

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