A decision will be made by Liverpool’s medical staff about whether or not Emre Can will return to full training in Marbella ahead of the Champions League final.
Despite being absent from action for the last two months, there is a chance that Liverpool could have Emre Can return to the squad for the Champions League final in Kiev where they will face Real Madrid.
After returning to Germany for treatment on a back injury, Can will link up with his teammates and travel to Marbella in Spain, according to the Liverpool ECHO’s James Pearce.
He will then be assessed by the Reds’ medical staff before a decision will be made on whether or not he is fit enough to return to full training. The former Bayer Leverkusen man is facing a race against time to prepare for the final in Kiev.
Liverpool travelled to Marbella earlier this season when they had a break between league fixtures due to their absence from the FA Cup. On their return, they beat West Ham 4-0 and looked revitalised and energized.
Jürgen Klopp is hoping for a similar impact with the Champions League final just 10 days away at the time of writing.
After a grueling last two months, the German wants his players to have every advantage over Real Madrid and given the high-intensity nature of the Reds’ style of play, he will need each and every one of his charges to be well-rested.
Can, who has been dropped from Germany’s World Cup squad due to a lack of play time, could miss out on playing in Liverpool’s biggest game in a decade.
He and James Milner will both travel to Spain. The Englishman missed the final game of the Premier League season due to a muscle injury but is expected to be fit to feature in Kiev.
Starting on Wednesday, Liverpool will be in Marbella for four days before returning to Merseyside.