Emre Can out for the season and could miss World Cup
Emre Can looks set to miss the remainder of the club season with Liverpool through injury and could also miss out on this summer's World Cup in Russia. With his contract expiring at the end of the season and numerous clubs showing interest in him, the Germany international may have made his last appearance as a Liverpool player.
Can, 24, was hoping to be a part of Liverpool's Champions League tie with Manchester City at Anfield last Wednesday, with manager Jurgen Klopp stating that he was very close to being in the squad for that match. However, a relapse in the back injury looks to have prematurely ended his season, and his Liverpool career.
With club captain, Jordan Henderson suspended for Liverpool's trip to The Etihad next week in the Champions League, Klopp was hoping to be able to select Can as his replacement, but he will now have to find an alternative option for that and all other upcoming matches.
Germany are renowned for entering major tournaments with great squad depth and this year is no different for the World Cup. Joachim Low will, however, be monitoring this situation and hoping that the central midfielder is able to recover before their opening fixture against Mexico in June.
As for Liverpool, they are in a strong position in the Champions League after their 3-0 quarter-final first leg victory over Manchester City and are still pushing to finish in second place in the Premier League with six games left to play, starting with the Merseyside derby against Everton this weekend.