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. Continue reading
Liverpool twice came from behind to eventually beat Cardiff City 6-3 in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
The Bluebirds took the lead through Jordan Mutch on nine minutes, before Reds top scorer Luis Suarez equalised soon after.
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Liverpool will be hoping to build on their magnificent 5-1 mauling of Arsenal at the weekend by taking another three points against bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are both back in training and could feature, though fellow defenders Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique and midfielder Lucas remain side-lined.
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Liverpool kept their top four hopes well and truly alive by beating Merseyside rivals Everton by four goals to nil at Anfield yesterday evening.
The Reds had the game won in the first half, after a header from Steven Gerrard and two goals in three minutes from Daniel Sturridge gave the hosts a 3-0 lead ahead of the break.
Liverpool will be without Mamadou Sakho and Joe Allen for this evening’s match against Everton – the 222nd Merseyside derby.
The pair are both nursing hamstring injuries and will miss out, along with Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger.
Liverpool came from two goals down to rescue a point against Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Goal from Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke gave Paul Lambert’s men a shock two-goal lead inside thirty-five minutes before Daniel Sturridge pulled one back for the hosts on the stroke of half time with his eleventh league goal of the season.
Liverpool go in to tomorrow afternoon’s match against Aston Villa looking for an eight consecutive home league victory, and three points which will keep them in the top four.
Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho should be available after recovering from their respective injuries, though defensive foursome Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique and Sebastien Coates all remain side-lined.
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Liverpool have slipped to fifth place in the Premier League after losing 2-1 at Chelsea – their second defeat in three days.
The Reds took the lead on three minutes through Martin Skrtel, before goals from top scorer Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o swung the game in favour of the hosts before the break, and that is how the score remained.
Liverpool’s winning run ended at the hands of Manchester City, who secured a 2-1 win over the Reds at the Etihad Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Philippe Coutinho put Brendan Rodgers’ men in front of 24 minutes; only for City captain Vincent Kompany to draw the hosts level seven minutes later.
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Premier League leaders Liverpool face arguably their toughest challenge of the season so far as they travel to Manchester City, hoping for the three points that will ensure they remain in first place.
The Reds will be without defender Jon Flanagan, who sustained during the 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at the weekend, while Steven Gerrard, Sebastien Coates, Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique remain side-lined.
Luis Suarez, who already has ten goals in December – the most by any player in Premier League history, will again lead the line.
Should the Uruguay international score, it would be his thirtieth goal of this calendar year while Alan Shearer currently holds the record of thirty-six with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 – the year the club clinched the title under Kenny Dalglish.
Such is the tightness between the sides at the top of the table, defeat could in fact see Brendan Rodgers’ men finish the day in fifth position.
Second place Arsenal, who are joint on points with Liverpool, make the short trip to struggling West Ham United; fourth place Chelsea host Swansea City and Merseyside rivals Everton, who are currently fifth, welcome bottom of the table Sunderland to Goodison Park.
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