A week ago, there was little doubt as to who would be slotting into the two-man midfield against Tottenham: Emre Can and Jordan Henderson. Fast forward to today and there's a great deal of doubt surrounding who will start in tomorrow's midfield, as Henderson sustained a season-ending knee injury against Dortmund and Can picked up his 10th yellow card of the season against Spurs and will miss two games from suspension.
Can, for one, will not be pleased to be forced to watch the proceedings from the stands:
It's very disappointing for me. In Germany, it's not like this, if you have 10 yellow cards [you get] just one game [banned] - but it's two games [here].
But the most important thing is the team and I think without me it's no problem. We can win the two games.
I'm not really good at watching football because I'm always happy when I'm on the pitch and I don't like watching my teammates, to be honest.
Whether it's a one or two game suspension, it's still a suspension, Emre.
At this point, it's hard to say who will be missed more tomorrow, Henderson or Can. The young German international has had an impressive second season at Anfield, rash challenges and all. And with Dortmund coming to town for a decisive Europa League tie later in the week, Can and the rest of us could be watching a side with quite a few changes.