Injury Update On Salah & Can Ahead Of Liverpool’s Games With Man City/Everton

By on April 6, 2018

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Liverpool are confident Mohamed Salah will be fit to face Manchester City next week but Emre Can is likely to miss the Champions League showdown, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Salah continued his sensational goal-scoring form after netting the opening goal during Liverpool’s impressive 3-0 victory over City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday night.

However, the Egyptian international limped off early in the second half after picking up a groin injury but the attacker told Jurgen Klopp after the game that the problem wasn’t serious.

The Daily Mail claim Salah was pain free and walking without issue when he was sent for a scan at the Liverpool Spire hospital on Thursday afternoon to assess the full extent of the injury.

The 38-goal star is unlikely to be risked against Everton tomorrow afternoon but the Liverpool Echo claim Salah is expected to be fit for the trip to Man City next Tuesday – which will be a huge boost for the Reds.

However, there isn’t such positive news on Emre Can as the newspaper says the German international is set to remain on the sidelines due to an on-going back injury.

Can has missed Liverpool’s last two games after hurting his back against Watford 3 weeks ago and he still hasn’t returned to training at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground.

The Echo claim that Can is now certain to miss tomorrow’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park and is also expected to miss the trip to the Etihad for the decisive Champions League second leg.

The news will come as a real blow to Klopp as he’ll already be without Jordan Henderson against City due to suspension while Adam Lallana has been ruled out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury.

It means Liverpool will have just three senior midfielders available for the crucial second leg with City if Can is ruled out with James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in-line to start against Pep Guardiola’s men.

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