By Will Butcher
Emre Can has revealed that he has added an offensive dimension to his game this season as he continues to impress for Liverpool.
The Germany international scored Liverpool’s third against Watford last time out with a well-timed header during the first half of their impressive 6-1 rout.
Can, 22, took his tally to two goals for the season after finding the back of the net against Crystal Palace just a week before the Watford clash.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Can is hoping to continue his rich vein of form in front of goal as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League against Southampton.
“I’ve played a little bit differently to last season – I’ve been playing offensively, so I think I make the runs into the box more,” Can reveals.
“I always want to score more goals and the target is always to score more – so it’s nice that I’ve scored the two goals. My position has changed.
“Last year I played more in the role of holding position and this year I’ve been playing more in the half-spaces. It’s nice I can play both positions.”
Can, who is now in his third season with the Merseyside giants, has made a total of 10 league and cup appearances for the Reds this term.
With their number 23 in the side, Liverpool have won nine of those 10 matches with the other resulting in a 0-0 draw against rivals Manchester United.
Can and co. will be hoping that record continues against the Saints on Saturday, as they look to go four points clear of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.
In other Liverpool news, this star must be offered a new deal as soon as possible.