Liverpool star Emre Can has been ruled out of this weekends Premier League encounter with Leicester City according to Goal.
Per-the-source, the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has said that he will not risk the 22-year-old’s fitness against the Foxes.
Can sat out of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham after suffering a knee injury during the Reds win over Burton in the League Cup.
“In the Burton game, he didn’t even need an opponent – he did it by himself – this little issue with the ankle,” Klopp was quoted as saying by Goal.
“It is much better, but Emre didn’t have a perfect pre-season and didn’t have a few games and unfortunately another two-and-a-half-week break now.
“Maybe he will be back today or tomorrow in team training but it will not be enough for the Leicester game.”
New signing Ragnar Klavan is also expected to miss the tie after failing to recover from a hand injury in time. Meanwhile, Sadio Mane has returned to full training following an injury scare while on international duty with Senegal.
Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend following a defeat to Burnley and a draw with Tottenham. Leicester City will hope to make it back to back wins after recording a 2-1 victory over Swansea City in the previous round of games.
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