Liverpool midfielder Emre Can facing two-game suspension after 10th booking

Liverpool will be without their German midfielder for the next two Premier League fixtures after his bookings reached double figures.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can facing two-game suspension after 10th booking
(Daily Mirror)

Emre Can has emerged as an important part of Jürgen Klopp's midfield plans since the Liverpool manager joined his compatriot at Anfield midway through this season, but they will be without the German international for the next two league games.

The 22-year-old was booked by referee Jonathan Moss after a foul on Tottenham's Delle Alli, who he had faced and endured a feisty battle with in Berlin a week previously on international duty.

Can's booking in the 1-1 draw at Anfield means he will now miss the Reds' home fixture against Stoke City and their trip to the South Coast to face Bournemouth.

The midfielder will however be available for selection in the Merseyside Derby on April 20th, a timely return for Liverpool whose central midfield options are limited by Lucas Levia's injury.

Can out for Stoke and Bournemouth clashes

Can battled with Moussa Dembele throughout an all-action affair. (Picture: Getty Images)
Can battled with Moussa Dembele throughout an all-action affair. (Picture: Getty Images)

Joe Allen will be the most likely candidate to take Can's place in the centre of the park for the Reds, whose next fixture is away to Klopp's former side Borrusia Dortmund on Thursday.

Emre Can will be available for the Europa League quarter-final as his suspension is restricted to domestic football, however Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Phillipe Coutinho, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino would face a one-game European suspension should they be booked in the first-leg.

Yellow cards picked up in the tournament so far will be nullified however should Liverpool overcome Dortmund and make it to the semi-finals, meaning none of these players would be at risk of missing the next round.