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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can doubtful for Euro 2016 with ankle injury

The central midfielder has played a prominent role in Jürgen Klopp's squad this season. Yet he now risks missing out on Joachim Löw's Germany's squad for the coming campaign at Euro 2016.

Liveprool midfielder Emre Can will be out of action for four to six weeks after rupturing ligaments in his ankle. He may miss out on Germany's upcoming Euro 2016 campaign.

In a statement on Saturday, the Premier League side confirmed that the German international had picked up an injury in Thursday's dramatic Europa League clash with Borussia Dortmund and would miss the remainder of the club season.

"At this moment it is not the best news to be honest but Emre wants to be back as soon as possible and we will try everything we can do," Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp told the press on Saturday. "I don't want to give a timescale but we will try everything to get him back as soon as possible."

The 22-year-old has played a prominent part in Joachim Löw's recent national team squads, most recently featuring in Germany's back-to-back friendly matches against England and Italy. Yet the central midfielder now risks missing out on Germany's summer campaign, with Löw expected to name his preliminary squad next month.

The news comes just days after another prominent German international, Julian Draxler, was also ruled out of action for a similar period of time along with national team captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, who continues to struggle with fitness at Manchester United.

sb/msh (AFP, dpa)

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