LIVERPOOL IN TALKS WITH CAN
Premier League side Liverpool have opened talks with Emre Can. Anfield is happy with the display of the midfielder for the Kops so they want to extend his deal.
Can was on the star that scored a stunning, match-winning bicycle kick against Watford in the league.
With Manchester United losing to Arsenal, the Reds have a decent chance at a top four finish this term. Manchester City, Man United and Arsenal had the advantage of games in hand but Liverpool have maintained their resilience as they seek Champions League football next term. Can scored the only goal through his acrobatic effort – an effort that might have contributed to the new talks.
Can timed his run, connecting to a floated ball from his partner Lucas Leiva before sending it past keeper Heurelho Gomes.
“It’s no secret how much I like Emre. He likes the club. We’re in talks. There is no pressure. All is good. I am quite positive. Keeping good players makes sense and Emre is a good player,” Coach Jurgen Klopp confirmed.
Klopp added that Can has showed that he is fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered earlier this season. The German coach said his countryman can now train without any issue and that the bicycle kick was a sign of improvement.
Klopp hinted that Can’s mate at the middle, Lucas, might not get a new deal. Despite the long serving Brazilian providing the ball for Can, he might not get to stay past the ten years he recently celebrated at Anfield. This season, Lucas has had his best tally in assists. He is competing with the likes of Theo Walcott and United’s HenrikhMkhitaryan in assists and wants a new deal but he would likely not get it after Klopp’s statement.
“Lucas is in a good moment and is very important for us. The club showed its best face when we celebrated his 10 years,” he said.