Last night was a night for wholehearted celebration, but in the frantic aftermath, some news has emerged which is more difficult to digest.
Emre Can, probably Liverpool’s Man of the Match in the brilliant 4-3 comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund, has picked up a potentially nasty injury.
Late in the second-half, the German went down in agony, and despite trying to soldier on, was replaced by Brazilian stalwart Lucas.
Now, the Echo claims that an ankle scan today could reveal serious damage which could keep the 22-year-old out for the rest of the season.
Can left Anfield on crutches, and if the problem is as bad as suggested, he could be a doubt for Germany’s Euro 2016 squad as well.
A piece of Can genius got us back in the game last night. At 2-0 down, the midfielder played two clever one-twos and played a perfect through-ball for Divock Origi to score.
He provided an all-action influence throughout, helping out his midfield partner James Milner on countless occasions.
Can is suspended for the weekend’s tie with Bournemouth anyway, but is surely out of next Wednesday’s Merseyside Derby.
With Jordan Henderson also out for the foreseeable, Joe Allen will get plenty more opportunities, and Kevin Stewart may have a heightened role to play as well.