Liverpool beat Burton 5-0 in the League Cup at the Pirelli Stadium keeping their first clean sheet of the season in the process but the joy was short-lived as start midfielder Emre Can picked up an injury.
We took a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to the injury on social media.
The severity of Can’s ankle injury remains unknown but it is worrying considering he suffered a similar blow last season.
Klopp on Emre Can's injury: “He had a little pain in his ankle without any touch – I couldn't see any contact. But it is not that serious."
— LFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) August 24, 2016
It was a shame considering Can made his first start of the season and put on an impressive display in midfield.
Got the win
Mane is unreal
Matip looks class
Emre Can is my captain
Klopp is boss
And yes it's only Burton
— – (@AnfieldRd96) August 23, 2016
The main talking point after the game was…
Everyone is worried about just one man right now… it's Emre Can.
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) August 23, 2016
This was the moment Can picked up his ankle injury.
DAMN. Emre Can looks really hurt here. Klopp worried. pic.twitter.com/SazLffbWQj
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 23, 2016
Liverpool could really miss Can from the midfield over the next few weeks if he is injured.
Emre can can't get injured,changes the whole dynamic of the team.key
— Booth (@Joshboothy) August 24, 2016
It's amazing how reliant our midfield is upon Emre Can. Excellent showing from him tonight, another reminder of his outstanding qualities.
— Anfield Hub (@AnfieldHub) August 23, 2016
Liverpool did recently sell Joe Allen who could have offered decent cover if Can is ruled out with injury.
This is why I said selling Allen was a mistake. He was the only player we had who could rotate with Emre Can & play the role correctly.
— MerseysideFischer (@MerseysideFisch) August 24, 2016
The big question was whether Jurgen Klopp should have ever risked Can for a League Cup game with the Tottenham clash round the corner.
This fan back Klopp’s decision, what do you think?
— Shaun Cordingley (@Shauncord) August 23, 2016