Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could be set to stay at Anfield beyond the end of the season in what would be a sensational turnaround, according to a journalist on Twitter.
Emre Can is impressed with the ambition of the club and is willing to renew his contract at Liverpool, talks ongoing now with the club. there's a high chance he receives the medical green light before the CL final and be available for selection should Liverpool qualify.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) April 26, 2018
But, fans are having none of it.
The 24-year-old’s contract is due up this summer and there had been wide speculation, even from manager Jurgen Klopp, that the German international would exit the club.
Juventus had been hotly linked to the Reds ace but after seeing how well Liverpool have fared not just domestically but also in the Champions League this season, he might now be willing to put pen to paper on a new deal.
The defensive midfielder has six goals and five assists from his defensive midfield role after making a total of 37 appearances across all competitions but has been out of action since March with a back injury.
Despite the player’s impressive statistics, the very fact that Can has allowed his contract to run down and wanted to move to a “bigger” club has riled supporrters and they believe the powers that be should wash their hands of him.
One supporter suggested on Twitter to, “Half his wages,” while another labelled him a “Cheeky sod.”
Here is a round-up of some of the best reactions from Liverpool fans after hearing about the reported turnaround:
As long as he's happy with a bench role.
— Sadioinho (@Sadioinho) April 27, 2018
Half his wages. I loved Emre, but if he’s all about glory and not the love of the club I’m not arsed. He’s a good player, but if him signing prevents us signing another holding mid I’d rather he left. Had months to sign whilst we’ve been fighting, unless he wins us the trophy
— LFC_000 (@LFC_000) April 27, 2018
Cheeky sod! Who’s he think he is! “Impressed with our ambition” #LFC
— Sat Amin (@Indiasno1) April 27, 2018
Forget it he can leave
— HITMANHARJ (@hitmanharj) April 27, 2018
I hope he leaves. Have had enough of his drama.
— NaijaLFC_fanpage (@LFC_9ja) April 27, 2018
“Impressed with the ambition of Liverpool”
Oh, that's very nice of him to say. But he didn't have the foresight to see Klopp's vision months back and sign a new contract? No. He's run his contract down as he thinks he's better than the club. Do one to Turin, Emre.
— Darren Whitfield???????? (@darrenwhitfield) April 27, 2018
Guess what? Big Jurg is holding all the aces! Based on #LFC being just about the most exciting project going, anyone, absolutely anyone who won't stay or join us must move aside for the next player in line who is just as good and gagging to join!
— FilosoficalRed (@FilosoficalRed) April 27, 2018
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