But while the centre-back duo both missed training on Thursday afternoon, Can reported for duty alongside his Reds team-mates.
Klopp had made eight changes for that defeat in the East Midlands, but a full-strength side should take to the field on Saturday.
That capitulation at the Etihad Stadium has seen the Reds endure a major downturn in form, with draws with Sevilla and Burnley bookended by the midweek loss to Leicester.
But speaking ahead of his return to the field this week, Can told LiverpoolFC.com that Klopp’s side simply need to “get self-confidence back.”
“Nothing has changed—it’s the same team, the same manager and the same style of play,” he insisted.
“Nothing has changed. We just have to get self-confidence back, score more goals and the time will come again.
“If you look back at the four games we didn’t win, we didn’t play that badly.
“Of course, against Manchester City it was 5-0 and that’s hard but we had chances before they scored and if we had scored maybe the game would have been completely different.”
It is interesting to see the majority of the focus land on Klopp’s forwards for their failure to convert chances in the autopsy of Liverpool’s poor form.
But with both of his first-choice centre-backs sidelined, the less pressure on the likes of Klavan and Gomez, the better.