Liverpool supporters have been making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team thump Watford 5-0 at Anfield on Saturday to move into third place in the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were the only side in the top eight of the division in action over the weekend due to FA Cup commitments, and the Reds made the most of it by moving seven points clear of champions Chelsea in the race for a top four finish. And it was Mohamed Salah who was once again the man of the moment for the Merseyside giants by netting four goals in the rout, with Roberto Firmino adding the other to seal a comprehensive victory for Klopp’s side, thus moving them above Tottenham into third place in the table with seven games remaining.
Consequently, there have been many thrilled Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be boosted by recent comments from manager Klopp (via The Daily Star) regarding the injury sustained by midfielder Emre Can during the success.
The 24-year-old ace has become a hugely prominent figure in the Reds first team since Klopp’s appointment as manager back in October 2015, appearing 166 times for the club, 37 of which coming this season.
Yet the Germany international, selected for his country’s upcoming friendlies against Spain and Brazil, managed just 27 minutes against Watford on Saturday before being substituted by Klopp, yet the Reds chief has detailed a potentially big boost by admitting that he doesn’t think the injury is ‘too serious’.
He said: ‘[It is a] back [injury].
‘He doesn’t think, and I don’t think, it is too serious but it was too serious to continue.’
So while it was a clear blow to lose Can during their victory over the Hornets, this update is likely to come as good news to Klopp and indeed the club’s supporters, what with it a fortnight until their next clash against Crystal Palace.
Landlord’s verdict: Liverpool fans up and down the country would have been concerned to see midfielder Emre Can hobble off just 27 minutes into their 5-0 win over Watford on Saturday, yet it appears that the diagnosis isn’t as bad as first thought.
And that’s because manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he and indeed Can himself believe that the injury sustained is not ‘too serious’, in news which is sure to come as a big boost to the Reds chief ahead of a crucial final few months of the season.
And with much to play for between now and then, not least a top four finish and a Champions League quarter-final, Klopp will surely be hoping to have the Germany international back as soon as possible given how influential he has been in the last few seasons.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!