Liverpool may have received a huge boost by overcoming Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but this victory came at the expense of an injury to Emre Can.
Even though signed by Brendan Rodgers, Can has become a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s revolution at Anfield. His versatility has been taken advantage of by Klopp. Liverpool have received news that the player has ruptured his ankle ligaments in the game against Dortmund. Given the lengthy recovery times involved in ligament injuries, it is almost sure that the player has played his last game of the campaign.
Furthermore, the club will be devastated especially given that Can was starting to settle quite convincingly. The 22-year-old walked gingerly and was taken off by the manager. He was seen leaving Anfield with protective gear for his foot, which raised suspicions that the injury may have been serious. Managing Jurgen Klopp said that the news so far not been great regarding the injury, but a full extent of the damage will be revealed in tomorrow’s scan. Klopp admitted that since there is very little time left in the campaign, it leaves Can with a potential season-ending injury. It remains to be seen if his good form earns him a place with the German national team at Euro 2016.
“At this moment it is not the best news to be honest. I don’t want to give a timescale but we will try everything to get him back as soon as possible.There is hope for a few things. We should not say ‘season is finished’ but if he’s not available then we have to deal with it.There is a chance, how big time will show. It will take time, that is clear, but we have to find other situations. It is not about moaning about the situation,” said Klopp.