Roberto Firmino unlikely to be ready for PSG clash after suffering eye injury 4 weeks ago

Roberto Firmino unlikely to be ready for PSG clash after suffering eye injury

Liverpool could be without a key player for their match against PSG

Roberto Firmino remains a doubt for Liverpool ahead of their important Champions League group stage match against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

The forward sustained an eye injury during Saturday's win over Tottenham Hotspur when Jan Vertgonhen's hand caught him in the face. Thankfully, there was no lasting damage caused.

Firmino reassured fans that the injury was not serious, taking to Instagram to post an update on the injury.

"It was just a scare, my eye is OK and so am I," the 26-year-old wrote. "Thank you for all the support and see you soon."

But Jurgen Klopp has today said that Firmino remains a doubt for Tuesday's game.

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When asked whether he will 'definitely' be fit to play, Klopp said:

“No, not definitely. He couldn’t play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow. It is good news. It will be close. It was a big relief for all of us.

“It is painful and no-one needs that but he will be fine – we don’t know exactly when. Another 30 hours before the game so we will see.”

Tuesday marks the beginning of this season's Champions League group stage. Liverpool have been drawn into the group of death, alongside Napoli and PSG, who they welcome to Anfield this week.

Daniel Sturridge will likely come in for Firmino if the Brazilian is not fit to play, with both Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi suffering from minor knocks.