Liverpool fans may be excited ahead of their return to the Champions League on Tuesday, but manager Brendan Rodgers has a number of injury concerns.
One of the players who is definitely out of the Reds’ opening Group B clash against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield is Emre Can.
The 20-year-old midfielder injured his ankle while on international duty with the Germany Under-21 side and is expected to be on the sidelines for six weeks.
On Monday, the youngster was spotted leaving Liverpool’s Melwood training ground on crutches – a sight that the Merseyside outfit’s fans will find distressing.
Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer for a reported transfer fee of £9.75 million. The German has played just 44 minutes of Premier League football so far this season, and this injury setback will certainly come as a bitter disappointment for him.
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However, Liverpool may not feel his absence during the matches that he will miss. The Reds do have enough depth in midfield, although any more injuries in that department could be a cause for concern for Rodgers.