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Can back in training ahead of Europa clash

2016-05-04 20:00
Emre Can (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has returned to training ahead of the second leg of the side's Europa League semifinal against Villarreal on Thursday, as he nears a full recovery from an ankle injury.

The German injured ankle ligaments in Liverpool's 4-3 Europa League quarterfinal win over German side Borussia Dortmund last month, sparking fears that he could miss the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old is an influential member of Liverpool's squad and his return is a boost for manager Juergen Klopp, who is looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit when Villarreal visit Anfield for the second leg.

Winning the Europa League is Liverpool's only remaining hope of both silverware and qualification for next season's Champions League.

A much-changed Reds side were beaten 3-1 at Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday and are currently eighth in the table, nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with three games remaining.

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