Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Emre Can will miss the rest of the season.
The Germany international has been struggling of late with a back injury, but was expected to return to action sooner rather than later.
But reports emerged last week which claimed that the twenty-four year old would be sitting out the remainder of the campaign.
And Klopp has now informed Sky Sport in Germany that his compatriot will be unlikely to return to action before the end of the season next month.
When the tv channel asked him if Can was finished for the campaign, Klopp replied with a succinct “Yes” to the question.
Speculation continues to run rife around whether the former Bayer Leverkusen man will still be at Anfield next season.
His contract expires in at the end of June and he has been able to negotiate terms with foreign clubs since January.
He will be able to talk to English sides once the deal has expired.