Liverpool fans debate whether Emre Can should play in Champions League final

Playing in a Champions League final is arguably the biggest match that any footballer can participate in for his club.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told reporters that Emre Can is “desperate” to be involved in Saturday’s showdown against Real Madrid in Kiev, but that has not been welcomed by every fan.

The midfielder has not played since mid-March due to a back injury, and he recently received bad news that he will not be in the Germany squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Can returned to Liverpool training last week, but he is not yet at optimum fitness for the final.

The 24-year-old’s eligibility to compete in the showpiece is not solely dependent on his injury status, according to some fans.

According to The Independent, the midfielder is expected to leave Anfield this summer and join Juventus on a free transfer as his contract expires in a few months’ time.

With that in mind, some supporters are against the idea of Can taking part in the final, while others think that Liverpool need to field their strongest side regardless of questionable loyalties.