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Erme Can's early comeback puts him in frame for Liverpool's Europa League tie

Published 04/05/2016

Back in training: Liverpool's Emre Can
Back in training: Liverpool's Emre Can

Emre Can's return to training has handed Liverpool a boost ahead of their crucial Europa League semi-final second leg.

The Germany international was expected to be sidelined for about four weeks after spraining ankle ligaments against Borussia Dortmund on April 14.

However, Can rejoined first-team training on Monday - just 18 days after sustaining the injury which resulted in him having to wear a protective boot and use crutches for several days.

The 22-year-old trained with the players who did not start the 3-1 defeat to Swansea on Sunday afternoon, but no decision has been made yet on whether he will be available for Thursday's crunch tie with Villarreal, who come to Anfield holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

Liverpool are light in central midfield as captain Jordan Henderson's knee ligament injury in April prematurely ended his domestic season and has put his chances of making Euro 2016 with England in extreme doubt.

Meanwhile Liverpool's redeveloped Main Stand is starting to take shape, with the first red seats arriving for installation in the newly built top section.

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