Not many things would be able to wipe the smiles off Liverpool fans’ faces at the moment as their team are in the semi-finals of the Champions League and are closing in on a top-four finish.
However, on Thursday when the Merseyside outfit unveiled their new kit for the 2018-19 campaign, one man was missing from the promotional photos.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 19, 2018
— Georginio Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) April 19, 2018
Star man Mohamed Salah and captain Jordan Henderson modelled the new strip, while Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane also got involved.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and Dominic Solanke also struck a pose for the photoshoot, but the likes of Virgil van Dijk, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were nowhere to be seen.
Most notably, though, was the absence of Emre Can, whose future at Anfield has been a major talking point on social media over the last few weeks.
The Germany international’s contract expires at the end of the season, and at the moment, the 24-year-old has not agreed to fresh terms.
Can is expected to miss the rest of the season due to injury, but now the fans are convinced that he will not play another match for the Reds.
Kit promo and Emre Can is nowhere to be seen. Looks like he's off then.
— khalil (@KJaowad) April 19, 2018
Emre Can nowhere to be seen in the new kit launch pics. As good as gone #LFC
— Adam Date (@AdamDate) April 19, 2018
How boss would it be if when unveiling the away kit, Emre Can is pictured & we announce his new contract with LFC at the same time…..I know, I know… Not gonna happen, would be clever though
— Trust Klopp (@fsgOutRmorons) April 19, 2018
— Why So Serious©™#LFC (@Chriscolson82) April 19, 2018
No Emre Can in any of the Kit promos. It’s becoming more and more obvious isn’t it?
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) April 19, 2018
So Emre Can leaving? Not featured in new kit release
— Attique Choudhry (@attiqchoudhry) April 19, 2018
No Emre Can in the new kit promo.
Might as well pack his bags now.
Thanks for the bicycle kick goal, but there's the door Emre. We're moving on without you
— martin murphy (@LeoMarmir) April 19, 2018
Emre Can not in the promo kits, is he? Worst kept secret in football. He'll be starting for Juventus and still telling the media he hasn't decided whether hell renew.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 19, 2018
No Emre Can in the promo material for the new kit. Not surprised, but probably the clearest indication we could get of his future. #LFC
— Waq (@WaqtinAFool) April 19, 2018