Carragher: There's a good chance Liverpool first teamer won't be at the club next season
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool great Jamie Carragher believes there’s a good chance current first teamer Emre Can won’t be at the club next season.
The 23-year-old midfielder will enter the final year of his contract in June with there yet to be any signs of a new deal.
He has been in and out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven this season, but he is currently enjoying an extended run in the team due to Jordan Henderson’s injury.
The midfielder also scored the all important winner in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday with a sweet long-range effort.
However, Carragher believes when the England international does return from the treatment room then there will be no room for Can which could play a part in his departure from the club for the next campaign.
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“He’s got a contract situation at the moment, Emre Can,” started Carragher speaking after the match on Sunday afternoon’s Sky Sports 1 programme.
“Is he going to sign, is he not? I think he may have 12 months at the end of the season, so there’s a good chance he may not be here next season, because I don’t see when the first eleven’s picked where else he can play except that role and that role is for the captain.
“For Jordan Henderson and I can see how much he’s been missed in the last three or four games he’s been out.”
Can joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014 from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £9.75million.
He has since gone on to represent the club in 119 encounters in total, bringing a return of seven goals and seven assists.
Of those appearances 30 have come in this current campaign, bringing a return of four goals and three assists.
However, those tallies could soon be reaching their end if Carragher’s prediction comes true.
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