Liverpool star Emre Can could make early return against Villarreal

Emre Can, Liverpool

Liverpool’s star midfielder Emre Can could yet be included in the squad which takes on Villarreal at Anfield on Thursday evening.

The 22-year-old has recovered way ahead of schedule and is now in contention for a starting place.

Can was initially expected to be out for six weeks and was a doubt for Euro 2016. However, the Germany international took part in a training session yesterday with players who didn’t start the 3-1 defeat to Swansea.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has thrived under Jurgen Klopp and is a important member of Liverpool’s starting line-up when fit.

Can has three assists and two goals in 46 appearances for Liverpool this season.

Liverpool take on the Spanish outfit Villarreal in the Europa League semi finals second leg on Thursday.

Klopp’s side will look to overturn a 1-0 defeat from last week’s first leg encounter with Villarreal.

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