PHOTO: Liverpool fans will not like this ahead of Champions League return

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can was spotted leaving the Melwood training ground on crutches on Monday.

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.

  TeamPosTotal TackleWon TackleTotal PassAccurate PassAppsMins
Emre Can Liverpool MF 3 2 24 23 2 44

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.

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