Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is hopeful that his ankle injury is not too bad and he will be back in action for the first leg of the Europa League semi-final scheduled for 28 April against Villareal. The midfielder had to be taken off in the final minutes of their clash against Dortmund, which Liverpool won 4-3 in spectacular fashion and Can is waiting for scan results to determine the extent of his injury.
Can is suspended for their clash against Bournemouth on Sunday, 17 April but will be hoping to play a part in what would be a defining moment in their campaign against the Spanish side. The Reds are currently on 48 points, nine points adrift of fourth placed Manchester City, which has all but put them out of the race for a place in the top four. However, winning the Europa will give them top billing at the Champions League next season and make for a brilliant start to the campaign for Jurgen Klopp.
"We will have to see what the scan shows," Can told the Liverpool Echo. "I twisted my ankle. I hope it's not too bad but it's too early to say."
However, Can was absolutely chuffed by the support being put forth by the supporters, who acted like their 12th man and led them to victory over Dortmund, who had stopped playing, by their own admission, once they had gone 3-1 up in the contest. Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren scored the last three goals to script one of the greatest comebacks in Anfield history.
"It was unbelievable. Never played in an atmosphere like that. They were our 12th man. We were one team all together — the players, the manager, the staff and the supporters," Can continued.
"This is a big result and this is for everyone, it's for the whole city. Everyone believed we could do it, even at half-time. I am very proud to be a part of this team."