Emre Can found out he was in Liverpool squad on day of game

Liverpool team news Emre Can

Emre Can has revealed that he only found out that he was starting for Liverpool against Villarreal on the day.

The 22-year-old was a doubt going into the Europa League encounter following an ankle injury he suffered during Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Can was expected to miss the rest of the season but has made a miraculous recovery way ahead of schedule.

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The Germany international went onto say that he feel’s fully fit and is not playing with pain.

“I am so happy that I could play. I only found earlier in the day that I would be starting,” Can told the Liverpool Echo.

“The manager spoke with me and asked me if I was fit. I told him I was ready.

“The injury wasn’t for long, it was only out for three weeks. I’d played 45 games before that this season. I’m fit and I have no pain.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man was a surprise inclusion in Klopp’s starting line-up following the injury he sustained during the Red’s win over Dortmund.

Can has provided three assists and two goals in 47 appearances for Liverpool this season.

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