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Published: 13:45 | 16/4/16

Emre Can ruled out for season

Midfielder racing to be fit for Euros

Emre Can will miss the rest of the domestic season after being ruled out for a minimum of four weeks.

The Germany midfielder limped off in Thursday's dramatic comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund which booked the Merseysiders' place in the Europa League semi-final

The 22-year-old underwent a scan which revealed he ruptured ligaments in the incident and will miss at least four weeks, with a potential absence period of six weeks.

Can will miss the remaining Premier League games but could be fit for the Europa League final if Liverpool manage to get past Villareal in the last four.

However, with Euro2016 beginning in under eight weeks time, Can could struggle to be match fit for the tournament and Jurgen Klopp admits his diagnosis is a blow.

“He is injured. It is with the ligament in the right ankle. We will see,” he said. “At this moment it is not the best news to be honest. I don’t want to give a timescale but we will try everything to get him back as soon as possible.

“Anyone who saw the game against Dortmund could see it would not be too bad if we could involve him one or two times [again this season] but we will see.

“There is a chance, how big time will show. It will take time, that is clear, but we have to find other situations - it is not about moaning about the situation. It is the last four or five weeks of the season so we should not say ‘OK the season is finished’ because there is hope and it is not.

“But if he is not available we have to find other solutions, we have to give the job to different people, change the style. Emre is really in good shape and you could see he felt really secure and was confident and he used his skills like he should use them – not always running with the ball like he did in the past – and he played man’s football.

“If he is injured, he is injured. We cannot change [that] so we have to think about other things.”

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