Liverpool fans shouldn’t have much to complain about following the 5-0 romp over Burton Albion last night. They likely wouldn’t have anything to complain about, were it not for a scary moment midway through the second half when midfielder Emre Can went down without any contact.
Can limped off the pitch under his own power, but it was one of those knocks that could potentially be worse than it initially looked. Can did return to action for a couple of minutes before being replaced by Kevin Stewart, and immediately went down the tunnel to the dressing room.
After the match, boss Jürgen Klopp addressed the possible injury to Can.
“He had a little pain in his ankle without any touch - I couldn't see any contact,” Klopp said, “It was a long leg, then a little bit floppy and then he had pain.
“But it is not that serious. It's not that big [of a] pain anymore, but it's the ankle he had problems with at the end of last season, so he's a little bit worried. Hopefully it's nothing too serious.”
Liverpool Country will no doubt await further news with bated breath. Toward the end of last season Emre Can proved a vital piece to the Liverpool puzzle, a piece that was missed in crucial end of season matches last year, and in the first couple of games this season.
Perhaps Can is just worried, as Klopp suggested, because of his past problems with that ankle, but it seems equally likely that he has re-injured the same ankle, and that could spell trouble.
If the injury is serious, perhaps some kind journalist could remind Klopp that the transfer window is open. He’d love that. No, seriously.