Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury after missing the Reds’ 3-0 Champions League win against Manchester City on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Germany international’s back problem is far worse than originally thought and he may have played his last game for Liverpool, with his contract with the Merseyside club expiring in the summer.
The Mirror believe Can could be forced to miss the World Cup in Russia later this year, and while he may not have been a certainty to start for the current champions, he almost certainly would have made the cut for
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will have to turn to James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum for Saturday’s trip to Everton as Liverpool look to push Manchester United for second place in the Premier League.
Can has been impressive this season, contributing three goals and four assists in 26 Premier League appearances.
However, with his contract expiring in the summer, speculation over his future has been rife, with both Bayern Munich and Juventus reportedly interested in the 24-year-old.
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