Sadio Mane has revealed he texted Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino to convince him to play against Paris Saint-Germain despite suffering an eye injury on Saturday.
Firmino did not train on Sunday or Monday after he was left with an abrasion to his cornea following a coming together with Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, but Mane was determined the Brazilian would not miss out on the Reds' Champions League clash with PSG on Tuesday.
Per the Mirror's Carl Markham and Andrew Gilpin, he said:
"I think Bobby doesn't need his eye to play so I told him. I sent him a message on Monday saying, 'Hey Bobby, come on, we need you.'
"You've all seen the 'no look' goals so I think he doesn't need his eye to play. I texted him saying, 'You don't need your eye.'"