Huge blow to Liverpool's Europa League hopes as midfielder's season ended
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can's domestic season is over after he was ruled out for at least four weeks with ruptured ankle ligaments.
The 22-year-old limped off in Thursday's dramatic Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund and left Anfield on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.
He underwent a scan yesterday and the results indicated ruptured ligaments which could sideline him for up to six weeks.
However, Press Association Sport understands that Liverpool's medical team are hopeful the lay-off will only be four weeks, meaning the Germany international would have a chance of making the Europa League final should the club get past Villarreal in the last four.
However, the chance for Jurgen Klopp's men to make the final has now been dealt a huge blow due to the loss of the influential midfield dynamo.
It is the second injury blow in a week as fellow midfielder, and captain, Jordan Henderson damaged knee ligaments in the first leg against Dortmund and was also ruled out for the rest of the season.