Liverpool Handed Double Injury Boost As Duo Eye Comeback

By on October 10, 2014

Liverpool have been handed a double injury boost with Emre Can and Dejan Lovren set to return to action over the next two weeks, according to reports.

Can has been on the sidelines since twisting his ankle while on international duty with the German Under-21’s during the international break at the start of September.

Horst Hrubesch’s side were already 8-0 up in their UEFA Under 21 Championship qualifier when Can rolled his ankle and with the Germans already having used all their subs, the 20-year-old was forced to play out the final few minutes and was subsequently ruled out for up to six weeks.

However, the Liverpool Echo have been speaking to the midfielder at Melwood today and they claim that he’s due to return to full training on Monday and is targetting a return to action against Queens Park Rangers next Sunday.

This will come as a major boost to Brendan Rodgers as with Joe Allen also injured in recent weeks, the Reds boss has had limited options to choose from in midfield.

The Echo also report that Rodgers is hopeful Dejan Lovren will be available to face Real Madrid at Anfield on October the 22nd. The defender was forced to pull out of the Croatian squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers with Bulgaria and Azerbaijan after picking up an abdominal injury in training.

He’s almost certain to miss the trip to Loftus Road next weekend but it seems he could be back to face the European Champions three days later. This will be a welcome relief to Rodgers as with Mamadou Sakho also on the sidelines, he was facing up to the possibility of having to play the best team in Europe with Kolo Toure alongside Martin Skrtel at the heart of his defence.

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