Liverpool fans call for 23-year-old star to sign deal after win v West Brom
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool fans have called for their club to wrap up Emre Can’s contract negotiations after the Reds’ 1-0 win against West Brom on Sunday.
The 23-year-old put in another brilliant performance in Liverpool’s engine room as they escaped The Hawthorns with all three points.
Roberto Firmino’s header was the difference between the sides in an attritional game, although Simon Mignolet did make a huge save to deny Matty Phillips late on.
The win lifts Liverpool into third, two points ahead of top four rivals Man City, who now occupy fourth.
Can has been somewhat of a revelation in midfield since Jordan Henderson’s injury and has now played 90 minutes in Liverpool’s last eight league games.
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Despite his struggle for form earlier in the season, he has put in a string of quality performances which have been key to the Reds’ seven match unbeaten run.
The 23-year-old has now played 35 league and cup games for Klopp’s side and has scored four goals and laid on three.
However, the eight-time German international has failed to renew his contract at Liverpool as his club continue to refuse to pay his £70,000 per week demands.
But with his current deal running out in 2018 Liverpool fans have called for the club to end the dispute and sign him up.
Here is a selection of their Tweets:
Hats off to Emre Can again another solid performance he 100% deserves that new contract
— Dean (@Dean96_) April 16, 2017
Oh yeah. Emre Can is a frikkin boss. How Hendo comes back into the side now is interesting. Sort his contract out asap!
— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) April 16, 2017
Love Emre Can so much, what a talent. Give him his new contract quick
— Nate (@NateGuildea) April 16, 2017
Really hope the Emre Can contract situation ends well for us. He has been exceptional in the last few weeks and deserves the going rate.
— Barry LFC O Sullivan (@NotoriousLFC) April 16, 2017
Give Emre Can that new contract and worry about finding him a suitable partner.
— The Dark Knight (@carson_mase2) April 16, 2017
Emre Can has been an absolute colossus ever since fans really started to get on his back over this contract stuff. Get him locked down @LFC.
— Si (@PhantomGoal) April 16, 2017
I've been critical of Emre Can but the lad has earned a new contract. Hasn't looked out of place for a minute. Dominant force recently.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) April 16, 2017
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